North Greenbush woman files suit in Occupy pepper spray incident

Sep 25, 2012

A Rensselaer County woman who was pepper sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street protest last year has filed a civil suit against the New York Police Department and the officer involved.

25-year old Kaylee Dedrick's suit was filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan. It names the city, the NYPD, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna and other officers as the defendants, and seeks monetary damages.

Dedrick's attorney Ron Kuby pointed out the suit was filed on the one-year anniversary of the incident. Video of the event shows a group of women getting hit with pepper spray by an officer, who was later identified as Bologna.

Kuby has said Dedrick is shown reacting in pain in the video. The Albany Times Union quotes Kuby as saying Dedrick began a relationship with the civilian medic who treated her and the couple is expecting the birth of a daughter in two weeks.

New York city's corporation counsel did not immediately comment on the lawsuit.
© 2012 The Associated Press.