Occupy Wall Street: ‘Pepper-spray’ officer named in Bush protest claim

From The Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/27/occupy-wall-street-anthony-bologna

Anthony Bologna, NYPD officer named in pepper-spray incident, is accused of civil rights violations at the time of the 2004 Republican national convention protests


guardian.co.uk, Monday 26 September 2011

A senior New York police officer accused of pepper-spraying young women on the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations is the subject of a pending legal action over his conduct at another protest in the city.

The Guardian has learned that the officer, named by activists as deputy inspector Anthony Bologna, stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim brought by a protester involved in the 2004 demonstrations at the Republican national convention.

Then, 1,800 people were arrested during protests against the Iraq war and the policies of president George W Bush.

Alan Levine, a civil rights lawyer representing Post A Posr, a protester at the 2004 event, told the Guardian that he filed an action against Bologna and another officer, Tulio Camejo, in 2007. The case, filed at the New York Southern District Court, is expected to be heard next year.

Levine said that when he heard about the pepper spray incident “a bunch of us were wondering if any of the same guys were involved”.

The lawyer said Posr was arrested on 31 August 2004, after he approached the driver of a Volkswagen festooned with anti-abortion slogans.

Continue reading at:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/27/occupy-wall-street-anthony-bologna

One Response to “Occupy Wall Street: ‘Pepper-spray’ officer named in Bush protest claim”

  1. Andrea B. Says:

    This is all over European forums.

    That police officer did the USA no favours.


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