Plaintiffs Kelly Hanlin, Damien Crisp and Julie Lawler say they were injured and their constitutional rights were violated when they were sprayed by a chemical during a march from Zuccotti Park to Union Square on Sept. 24. The filings in federal court seek unspecified damages.
A video of the protest shows Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna blasting a cluster of people with pepper spray. Bologna was later docked 10 vacation days in a disciplinary action.
A spokesman for the city's Law Department told The New York Times they hadn't viewed the lawsuits, which were filed on Tuesday.
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