NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who was filmed pepper spraying a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters near Union Square in September, has been sued by two of the women who were injured in the incident. According to the Daily News, Chelsea Elliot and Jeanne Mansfield are suing Bologna and the city for damages for "physical pain and mental suffering." "I think he allowed his emotions to get the best of him," Mansfield said.

In the video, Bologna sprays the crowd of women, seemingly without provocation. The incident helped galvanize the Occupy Wall Street movement and prompted an NYPD investigation that led the department to dock Bologna of ten vacation days, and transfer him to Staten Island.


In an interview, Bologna said, "I did not intend to spray the women," but said he did so with the "best intentions," and that he "would do things the same way."