The parents of an inmate who died after being pepper-sprayed are suing officials at a Northern California prison.
Laura Sandoval of Oroville said the man had reached out toward her daughter on Saturday and demanded the mother hand over her child.
A federal judge is set to decide whether the heavy use of pepper spray by state prison guards against mentally ill inmates violates prisoners’ civil rights.
Disturbing video of a mentally ill prisoner being pepper sprayed is surfacing through an order by a judge to release six videos showing guards and inmates.
California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.
The state Department of Industrial Relations’ website says John Pike has a settlement conference on Aug. 13 in Sacramento.
A handful of shoppers were rushed to the hospital after being pepper sprayed at the Roseville Galleria.
The University of California Regents reached a proposed settlement with UC Davis students and alumni hit with pepper spray during a campus protest that gained nationwide attention in November.
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.
Administrators say they’ll hold an emergency meeting at Santa Monica College to discuss a controversial class fee structure that sparked angry protests on campus this week.
The day after police pepper sprayed student protesters at Santa Monica College students and the college president are speaking out.
A Santa Monica fire captain says up to 30 demonstrators have been pepper-sprayed at a protest at Santa Monica College.