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Tag: University of California at Davis

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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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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Students, Chancellors Weigh In on Campus Police Policies at Legislative Hearing

December 14, 2011 | 2:40 pm

Students, Chancellors Weigh In on Campus Police Policies at Legislative Hearing

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A joint Senate-Assembly panel held a four hour hearing today on recent UC campus police policies, and featured such student bĂȘte noires as UC President Mark Yudof and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi among the officials set to speak. The hearing grows out of November student protests against tuition hikes at UC Berkeley and UC […]

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December 5, 2011 | 11:56 am

UC President Names Students, Faculty, Alumni to Pepper Spray Investigative Panel

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DAVIS, Calif. (AP) The University of California has named a dozen people to a task force that will investigate the pepper-spraying of student protesters at UC Davis. UC President Mark Yudof on Monday appointed 12 UC Davis students, faculty, alumni and staff to the panel, which will be headed by former California Supreme Court Justice […]

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November 23, 2011 | 12:10 pm

Video: Entire UC Davis Town Hall Meeting With Chancellor Katehi and Students; Live Blog

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Yesterday at UC Davis, an embattled Chancellor Linda Katehi and other school officials held a town hall meeting with students to discuss the notorious pepper spray incident that has brought worldwide negative attention to the university. The Sacramento Bee has a report and so does The California Aggie, the school’s student newspaper. From the Bee: […]

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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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UC Chancellor Katehi Apologizes Amid Calls for Her Resignation; “I Know You May Not Believe Anything I’m Telling You, And You Don’t Have To”

November 22, 2011 | 11:59 am

UC Chancellor Katehi Apologizes Amid Calls for Her Resignation; “I Know You May Not Believe Anything I’m Telling You, And You Don’t Have To”

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These are perilous times for government officials forced to wrestle with the protests roiling the Bay Area and beyond. Mayor Jean Quan’s approval rating, for instance, headed toward Gov. Rod Blagojevich levels after her ambivalent handling of the Occupy Oakland protests. The recent Occupy-goes-to-school events have fueled even more outrage over police tactics than that […]

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Audio, Transcript: Interview w/ UC Davis Chancellor on Pepper-Spray Controversy; Video of Incident

November 21, 2011 | 4:10 pm

Audio, Transcript: Interview w/ UC Davis Chancellor on Pepper-Spray Controversy; Video of Incident

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UC Davis announced today that it has placed university police chief Annette Spicuzza on leave after her officers used pepper spray to move seated Occupy UC Davis protesters on Friday. The incident, which has attracted international attention, also led the campus faculty association to call for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi. She says she […]

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November 21, 2011 | 8:27 am

A.M. Splash: Police Move Against Occupy Protesters in SF, Oakland; UC Davis Police Chief Placed on Leave Over Pepper-Spray Incident

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Police confront Occupy protesters in S.F., Oakland (SF Chronicle) San Francisco and Oakland authorities moved to take greater control of the Occupy protests Sunday, raiding an offshoot of the San Francisco encampment and clearing a new camp in a vacant lot in Oakland. UC Davis police chief placed on leave following pepper-spray incident (Sacramento Bee) […]

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