New York, NY - The lawyer for a NYPD official who used pepper spray on a group of protesters during the 2011 Occupy Wall Street demonstrations won’t speak to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Attorney Lou LaPietra tells the Daily News the board doesn’t have the right to question Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna.
Bologna is scheduled to speak before the board on Friday. He was cleared of criminal charges in the incident in April.
A spokeswoman for the CCRB tells the paper the board’s review of the incident was delayed by NYPD and Manhattan district attorney’s office investigations.
Video of the September 2011 event shows a group of women getting hit with pepper spray by an officer, who was later identified as Bologna.
Bologna faces a federal civil suit.