Cops Won’t Be Charged in Occupy Flap

NEW YORK (AP) -

Two New York City police officials involved in separate altercations during chaotic moments of Occupy Wall Street demonstrations won’t face criminal charges, officials said Friday.

Deputy inspectors Anthony Bologna and Johnny Cardona used pepper spray on a group that had spilled over into the streets during the early days of the movement in September 2011.

Ron Kuby, a lawyer who represents the protesters involved in both altercations, blasted the lack of charges. He said he would ask federal authorities to investigate.

Roy Richter, president of the union representing the officials, said Cardona was the “true victim of the OWS fiasco.”