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Surveillance video shows the man pulling out a gun and demanding cash. (Credit: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept.)

Would-Be Robber Pepper-Sprays Krispy Kreme Employee

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to fine a man who tried to rob a Krispy Kreme restaurant in Riverbank.


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UC Davis Prepares For Tuition Protest On Three-Year Anniversary Of Pepper-Spray Incident

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.


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Parents Of Calif. Inmate Who Died After Being Pepper Sprayed File Lawsuit

The parents of an inmate who died after being pepper-sprayed are suing officials at a Northern California prison.


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Oroville Mom Stops Child Kidnapping Attempt With Pepper Spray

Laura Sandoval of Oroville said the man had reached out toward her daughter on Saturday and demanded the mother hand over her child.


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Judge To Decide Treatment Of Calif. Mentally Ill Inmates

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.


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Video Shows Guards Pepper Spraying Mentally Ill Inmates In California Prisons

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.


Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray Rules

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.


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UC Davis Pepper-Spray Cop Seeking Worker’s Compensation For Psychiatric Injury

The state Department of Industrial Relations’ website says John Pike has a settlement conference on Aug. 13 in Sacramento.


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Mother, 2 Children Maced At Roseville Galleria

A handful of shoppers were rushed to the hospital after being pepper sprayed at the Roseville Galleria.


UC Davis police Lt. John Pike prepares to pepper spray student protesters on Nov. 18, 2011. (credit: CBS13)

Settlement Reached In UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Case

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.


UC Davis police Lt. John Pike seen giving students a dispersal order. (credit: Juliedeanucc/YouTube)

Task Force Report Critical Of Police, Administrators In UC Davis Pepper-Spraying

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.



College Trustees To Hold Emergency Meeting On Plan After Pepper-Spray Incident

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.