I've said before that Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna should be in trouble (but not fired). But this seems like too gentle a slap on the wrist. What worries me isn't his career (I couldn't care less), but the message it sends.
Clearly transferring this man to a precinct closer to home is a case of rewarding an officer for 30 years of (what I assume to be) dedicated service. But it also says that misuse of force (and to the detriment of other police officers, I want to point out) isn't a big deal, at least not when done to a ranking officer. That's not right. I think he should have been forced, by risk of server sanction, to retire.
Macing somebody is a bigger deal than fixing tickets. Because the officers in the latter situation are being criminally charged, the practice will change. But misuse of force against a screaming liberal woman protester is somehow OK? It's not right. And it sends a dangerous message to officers dealing with an ongoing delicate situation.