Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New York P.D. commander to face disciplinary action

Use of pepper spray deemed outside guidelines

Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna can accept a charge of using pepper spray outside the guidelines of proper procedure and forfeit 10 days vacation, or he can opt out for a departmental trial.

Internal Affairs investigators made a finding that the police commander sprayed mace in the eyes of several women penned in by the kind of orange mesh used to keep people out of danger at construction sites during an #OccupyWallSt protest on Sept. 24.

According to New York City's manual for use of pepper spray, it should be used only for a suspect who is resisting arrest.

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