Protesters have filed a federal lawsuit against a "white shirt" NYPD official, who was videotaped dousing peaceful women with pepper spray.
On September 24, 2011, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was videotaped dispensing pepper spray into the faces of several women, among them the two plaintiffs, Chelsea Elliott and Jeanne Mansfield. The plaintiffs and other women were trapped inside of a plastic orange net by police, when Deputy Inspector Bologna stepped up and sprayed the women. The assault and battery video was then posted on YouTube, and it immediately went viral.
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