Infamous Pepper-Spray Cop Banished To Staten Island | A large part of what has launched the Occupy protests onto the national scene has been the aggressive behavior of some New York City police officers. Now, NYPD has taken action on one incident of police abuse. NYPD has reassigned the officer made infamous by pepper-spraying nonviolent Occupy Wall Street protesters in September. The cop, Anthony Bologna, was caught on tape macing a female protester who was fenced in by police and appeared to be defenseless. Bologna — a department veteran of 29 years — will work on Staten Island and perform administrative work.