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Turkey Bologna

Everyone seems to carrying the AP report that Deputy Inspector Anthony ‘Tony Boloney’ Bologna was fined two weeks of vacation for violating NYPD policy when he used pepper spray on several women.

Ten days is a paycheck, probably more than $2K. This will also take him out of consideration for promotion, so he may as well retire now if he has his time in to spend more time with his attorneys.

The NYPD threw him under the bus because the City doesn’t want to be on the hook for the massive civil damages that will follow. The problem for the investigation is that the policy is actually written down and publicly available, and the other officers present are not going to put their jobs on the line trying to spin what happened when they know that nearly the entire world has seen one or all of the many videos of the incident.

His union will appeal the decision, but Bologna just lost his best defense against criminal charges [unlikely] and civil suits [absolutely certain]. This should rein in the other ‘white shirts’ as they know that their actions can actually be investigated, and all of the video evidence will make what they do a matter of record.

I welcome the introduction of the ‘white shirts’ to the corporate world. The corporation protects itself, not its minions.


1 jams o donnell { 10.19.11 at 5:25 pm }

However much the overtime must be costing the city of New York, I dread to think how much the civil actions will cost the city. Perhaps he should have done a lot of people a favour and got the dog handlers to put choke chains around the white shirts!

I hope that Deputy Inspector Cardona, the one who punched Felix Rivera-Pitre, gets sued back to the stone age…. after he is dismissed from the force

2 Bryan { 10.19.11 at 5:50 pm }

Cardona has a bigger problem – Rivera-Pitre is HIV positive, and the blow tore his ear, so Cardona needs HIV testing.

These guys are totally out of control, and the NYPD is losing support in the City and around the country.