NYPD Strips Pepper-Spray Cop of Vacation Days

Anthony Bologna loses 10 days for spraying two female protesters
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2011 8:46 PM CDT
An Occupy Wall Street protester is prepared for pepper spray and tear gas earlier this week.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – The New York City cop who pepper-sprayed a pair of Occupy Wall Street protesters in a seemingly unprovoked attack that got caught on YouTube has been punished, at least a little. The NYPD has docked Anthony Bologna 10 vacation days for violating the department's guidelines on pepper spray, reports the Daily News. A local community organizer called it a mere "slap on the wrist" but said it was important that the NYPD acknowledged the attack. Bologna is a 29-year veteran who makes $154,300 a year. Will the vacation penalty satisfy Jon Stewart?

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