Five Occupy Wall Street protesters who were cordoned off and pepper sprayed by a New York Police Department commander during the early stages of the movement have settled their civil rights cases this week. Video of the 2011 incident at Zuccotti Park (above) in lower Manhattan went viral, and it helped spark nationwide interest in the Occupy protests.
The officer shown in the video was Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. He was not prosecuted and instead was transferred to Staten Island, ultimately losing 10 vacation days.
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