The video of UC Davis students peacefully protesting a tuition hike before they were pepper sprayed by a campus police officer John Pike gained national attention.
Melissa Brown says if John Pike is pursuing money, she believes he must have career-ending symptoms, because it’s not going to be a slam-dunk.
The state Department of Industrial Relations’ website says John Pike has a settlement conference on Aug. 13 in Sacramento.
Attorneys representing the 21 students and recent alumni who were pepper-sprayed by UC Davis police last year announced on Wednesday that they have reached a $1 million settlement with the university on their class-action lawsuit.
UC Davis has confirmed that the police officer at the center of its pepper spraying scandal last fall is no longer with the department.
The UC Davis police chief, who has been on administrative leave since the infamous pepper-spraying incident on the campus quad in November, announced her retirement on Wednesday, several news agencies have reported.
The University of California president’s office expects the chancellor of UC Davis to respond quickly to a critical report on the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators last fall.
The long-awaited task force report on the pepper-spraying incident at the UC Davis campus in November was released Wednesday, and it includes a number of criticisms against police and administrative action.
A judge has ruled the University of California can release a report on the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators by UC Davis police but must first remove most officers’ names.
The campus at UC Davis was quiet on Thanksgiving Thursday, with only a handful of tents up as students apparently took off for the holiday after a contentious week at the university.
A relatively obscure video clip has audio evidence that students were given a dispersal order last Friday.
The UC Davis chancellor defended herself Tuesday from criticism over the campus police force’s pepper spraying of peaceful demonstrators as information emerged about the officer at the heart of the incident.