OFFICER’S PEPPER-SPRAYING OF PROTESTORS IS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the Manhattan D.A.’s Office are separately investigating Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna’s use of pepper spray on a number of female protesters at a demonstration on Saturday.

The incident was captured on video and disseminated on the internet.  In that video, Inspector Bologna walks up to a group of women standing on the sidewalk behind some orange netting, squirts pepper spray at them and walks away.  According to the New York Times, two of those women said that they had received no warning before being sprayed and that its use was unprovoked.

 

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