Pepper-Sprayed Protester Pursuing Charges Against Cop


One of the peaceful women seen getting pepper-sprayed by NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna in a widely circulated Occupy Wall Street video wants misdemeanor assault charges brought against her attacker. Kaylee Dedrick, 24, had her lawyer write a letter to Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. urging him to go after the officer: “Department Spokesperson Paul Browne stated publicly that the pepper-spraying was justified as part of ‘a continuum of force that obviated the use of batons.’ This suggests that my client should be grateful that she was not beaten to the ground with police clubs, but it does not explain why D.I. Bologna discharged his pepper spray,” writes the attorney. No matter what happens, that’s one perp walk we probably won’t get to see. [NYP]