Pepper-Spray Cop Gets Protection After Threats

By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Thursday, Sep 29, 2011  |  Updated 6:36 AM EDT
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The deputy NYPD inspector seen on video appearing to release pepper spray into a crowd of demonstrators during a Wall Street protest has been given extra security after his personal information was posted on a website.

The inspector has been receiving death threats at his home and other harassing calls. Sources say the information was posted by hackers.

Another video has also emerged showing the same inspector appearing to spray different people seconds after the first group.

The clash with protesters happened Saturday when police made dozens of arrests. The protest has been ongoing downtown for days. The organizers, Occupy Wall Street, say they "no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent."

Police have also provided extra security to the deputy inspector's family.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD is looking into the matter, along with the Civilian Complaints Review Board.

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