Same man? Badge reads Connolly:
Commanding Officer: Deputy Inspector Thomas J. Connolly
Union Square subway station: 14th Street/Union Square West,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 253-7511
Has had claim against him of the sexual harassment of Sgt. Nelson Fernandez:
Fernandez described some of the incidents to the News.
“He’ll call me in for no particular reason. Then he’ll lounge back with his feet up, and he puts a pen in his mouth and starts sucking on it in a sexual manner,” Fernandez claimed.
According to the report, Connolly has also told Fernandez “how sexy” he looks.
Fernandez also alleges Connolly ogled his crotch and rubbed up against him on the subway.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said on Wednesday that the Internal Affairs Bureau will look into the decision of a high-ranking officer to use pepper spray on a number of female protesters at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on Saturday.
The pepper spray episode occurred on East 12th Street, where police officers arrested some protesters and corralled others behind orange mesh netting. It was captured on video recordings made by several protesters from different vantage points.
The video, which has been posted on YouTube and the Web sites of numerous news organizations, shows a deputy inspector walking up to a group of women standing on the sidewalk behind the orange netting and shooting pepper spray at them. Then footage then shows the deputy inspector, who has been identified as Anthony Bologna, walking away.
Commissioner Kelly said he had seen video of the pepper spraying only on a television newscast, and questioned whether the snippet he saw offered enough context to evaluate what occurred.
Asked about the episode at a press briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Kelly did not offer an explanation for why Inspector Bologna selected the four women out of the larger crowd as a target.
Why did it take until Wednesday for 1) the media to get Police Commissioner Kelly to comment on this episode, and 2) for Police Commissioner Kelly to comment on this episode, period?
For fuck’s sake.
They waited till wednesday because they were hoping this would all blow over and people wouldn’t care that “some hippies got maced.”
It is day 10 of the protests on Wall Street, where hundreds of demonstrators have gathered to speak out against the bank bailout, Troy Davis’ execution, and corporate greed. More than 80 protesters from the nebulous campaign called Occupy Wall Street were arrested this weekend. Here are some images from the streets.