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Tag: UC Davis pepper-spray incident

September 26, 2012 | 12:20 pm

Univ. of California to Pay $30,000 Each to Pepper Sprayed Protesters

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday. The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the […]

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UC Officials Reach Settlement in Pepper-Spray Case

September 14, 2012 | 12:00 pm

UC Officials Reach Settlement in Pepper-Spray Case

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California reached a proposed settlement Thursday with UC Davis students and alumni who were hit with during a campus protest last November. The UC Regents approved the settlement during a closed session as neither the University’s lawyers nor the lawyers for the Davis students and alumni would comment […]

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August 2, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: South Bay Has Best U.S. Job Growth; UC Davis Report Excused Pepper Sprayer; SF Gangs Spill Blood

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South Bay is the nation’s strongest job market (SJ Mercury News) Santa Clara County is the nation’s strongest job market, measured by the region’s employment gains over the most recent 12 months, federal officials reported Wednesday… During the year that ended in June, the South Bay posted a 3.8 percent increase in its job totals, […]

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May 4, 2012 | 10:52 am

UC Draft Report on Police Response to Protests Makes 50 Recommendations; Read the Report

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The University of California says it wants to create a consistent and transparent set of guidelines for how university administrators communicate with university police at all 10 campuses within the system, according to a draft of the Robinson- Edley report released today. The report was commissioned by UC President Mark G. Yudof in November to […]

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April 11, 2012 | 3:21 pm

Independent Panel Critical of UC Davis Campus Police, Chancellor in Pepper-Spray Incident

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The UC Davis task force investigating the infamous incident in which campus police pepper-sprayed seated student protesters last November has released its report, which you can read below. The report was critical of the university’s handling of the incident, laying blame on both the administration and UC police. It opens with: “Our overriding conclusion can […]

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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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Delay of UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Has Its Roots in Police Privacy Laws

March 7, 2012 | 12:18 pm

Delay of UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Has Its Roots in Police Privacy Laws

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On Tuesday, an Alameda County judge granted a UC campus police officers’ union request for a restraining order concerning the release of the university’s report on the campus pepper-spray incident last November. The judge ruled that union attorneys should be able to read the report before it’s released to the public. Last November, UC Davis […]

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March 6, 2012 | 11:53 am

Judge Temporarily Bars UC From Releasing Pepper-Spray Report

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A judge has temporarily barred the University of California from releasing a report about the pepper-spraying of student protesters by police officers at UC Davis. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order requested by the union representing officers involved in the Nov. 18 incident. A […]

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UC Davis Chancellor Katehi Faces Faculty No-Confidence Vote Over Pepper-Spray Incident

February 17, 2012 | 3:43 pm

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi Faces Faculty No-Confidence Vote Over Pepper-Spray Incident

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DAVIS, Calif. (AP) The chancellor of the University of California, Davis is facing a faculty vote on her ability to lead the campus following the widely condemned pepper-spraying of student protesters. Members of the UC Davis Academic Senate have been voting on a motion of no-confidence in the leadership of Chancellor Linda Katehi. A competing […]

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