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2 NYPD Officials Won't Be Charged in Occupy Flap

by Associated Press

Paul Stein, flickr

DA says allegations could not be proved criminally beyond a reasonable doubt.

Two New York City police officials involved in separate incidents during the Occupy Wall Street protests won't face criminal charges.

Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna and Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona were investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. A spokeswoman says Friday that the allegations could not be proved criminally beyond a reasonable doubt Bologna used pepper spray on a crowd and Cardona was involved in an altercation with a protester during the fall of 2011.

Both incidents were caught on video. The incident with Bologna during one of the earlier protests went viral, helping propel the movement into the national spotlight.

Bologna was disciplined internally; Cardona was not.

Lawyer Ron Kuby represents the protesters involved in both altercations and says he'll ask federal authorities to investigate.



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