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UC Pays Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Davis Students

October 24, 2013 | 8:25 am

UC Pays Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Davis Students

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Former officer gets workers’ compensation for psychological injuries suffered after the incident.

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April 11, 2012 | 2:44 pm

Pepper Spray Report: Pike ‘Bears Primary Responsibility For the Objectively Unreasonable Decision to Use Pepper Spray’

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When the video emerged of UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike casually applying pepper spray to the faces of seated student protesters as if engaging in an activity of no more weight than hosing off a sidewalk, his entry in the Annals of Excessive Policing, for a great many, was instantly sealed. So iconic had […]

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April 9, 2012 | 1:32 pm

UC Davis Due to Release Pepper Spray Report Wednesday

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UC Davis says it’s set to release a report on Wednesday by the task force investigating the incident in which campus police pepper-sprayed seated student protesters last November. The report’s release is subject to a court hearing tomorrow. The report was delayed in early March after the union representing UC police filed suit, citing state […]

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March 15, 2012 | 9:32 pm

Judge Leans Toward Releasing Davis Pepper Spray Report; Read the Tentative Ruling

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The judge considering an attempt to block the release of a report on last fall’s UC Davis pepper spray incident has issued a tentative ruling saying he’ll allow the document to become public. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said that attorneys for UC Davis Police Sgt. John Pike had failed to show that […]

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November 23, 2011 | 8:54 am

Profile of Pepper-Spraying Officer Pike: Ex-Marine, Twice Honored, Allegedly Used Anti-Gay Slur

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(AP) John Pike, one of the UC Davis officers who pepper-sprayed student protesters last Friday, is a retired Marine sergeant who has been honored for his police work on campus, but he also figured in a discrimination lawsuit against the university. He has risen swiftly through the ranks of the UC Davis police force over […]

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