NYC Won’t Defend Cop in Civil Suit

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Police chase after a protester affiliated with Occupy Wall Street a few blocks away from the New York Stock Exchange on November 17, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters attempted to shut down the New York Stock Exchange today, blocking roads and tying up traffic in Lower Manhattan.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    It looks like NYPD cop Anthony Bologna won’t have the city backing him as he faces a civil suit in which he stands accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protestors last September. The city declined to defend him against the suit – an unusual move that would leave Bologna liable for any financial damages that result from the trial. Bologna, who has been a police officer for 29 years, appealed the decision. He accepted an NYPD punishment that included losing 10 vacation days for his involvement in the incident.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal