NYPD Inspector Broke Pepper Spray Rule in Occupy Wall Street Incident

He has been docked 10 vacation days as punishment.

A person with knowledge of the investigation says an NYPD police deputy inspector violated department guidelines when he used pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters last month.

The video from the Sept. 24 incident shows Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna blasting a cluster of women with pepper spray. Two of the women crumple on the sidewalk in pain. One screams.

A source confirmed to NBC New York an internal NYPD review found that Bologna violated department standards on pepper spray use.

The investigation findings were first reported by The Associated Press.

Bologna has been docked 10 vacation days for the violation, the source said. He may choose to appeal the decision.

Pepper spray victim Kaylee Dedrick has said she wants the police officer who she says sprayed her to be prosecuted.

"It's sad that it happened, it's shocking," said Dedrick. "I hope something good happens. I hope something happens."


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