Lt. John Pike
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 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 riot-clad police officer who pepper sprayed a row of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at a California university last week is a retired U.S. Marines sergeant twice honored for his police work on campus.