NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A high-ranking police officer allegedly caught on video in a pepper-spray incident during the “Occupy Wall Street” protests has been given 24-hour protection at his home on Staten Island.
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is said to be the officer who used pepper spray Saturday on women who were already cordoned off by a mesh barrier.
The hackers collective known as “Anonymous” has put out Bologna’s name and personal details in a vague warning online which states:
“As we watched your officers kettle innocent women, we observed you barberically pepper spray wildly into the group of kettled women. We were shocked and disgusted by your behavior. You know who the innocent women were, now they will have the chance to know who you are. Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice. WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!”
The NYPD said the pepper spray was used properly against people trying to interfere with police attempting to disperse a crowd and that all the arrests have been justified.
About 100 protesters have been arrested since the group began its demonstrations at Zuccotti Park over a week ago. Filmmaker Michael Moore visited the encampment at the park Monday night.
The NYPD has not yet released a statement on the release of Bologna’s name.
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