Occupy Wall Street

NYPD Won't Defend Officer in Pepper Spray Incident

Officer filmed pepper-spraying Occupy Wall Street protesters already in containment area.

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The New York Police Department will not defend a 29-year veteran of the force being sued by Occupy Wall Street protesters, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The department's rare move means Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna could be personally liable for damages that are awarded to Chelsea Elliott of Brooklyn and Jeanne Mansfield of Massachusetts, who sued him and the NYPD in February, as well as the city and other unidentified officers.