A lawsuit filed by six protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street is set to force residents of New York City to pay $330,000 after an NYPD officer pepper sprayed them without cause for years earlier.
Mark Taylor, an attorney representing the protesters, said Monday that his clients reached settlements of up to $60,000.
“We think it’s good compensation for the injuries that occurred to our clients. They are settlements that we think reflects the city’s realization that they were very much liable.”
A video recording shows Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna spraying a crowd of protesters during a march in downtown Manhattan. Video below:
Bologna faced no criminal charges and was disciplined only by having 10 vacation days removed from his record.