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Yolo DA won’t prosecute Occupy UC Davis protesters

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From page A3 | January 22, 2012 |

Yolo County prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against Occupy UC Davis protesters who were arrested during a Nov. 18 confrontation with campus police.

In a brief statement released Friday morning, District Attorney Jeff Reisig said there was “insufficient information contained within the police reports submitted by the UC Davis Police Department to justify the filing of criminal charges” against the 10 protesters — nine current students and one alumnus.

UCD police had asked the DA’s office to consider misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and camping without permission, but Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral said his office concluded that neither charge could be proven in court beyond a reasonable doubt.

Chancellor Linda Katehi’s public comments indicating she did not want the protesters to be prosecuted “factored into our decision,” Cabral added.

Said UCD spokesperson Claudia Morain, in an email message, “We welcome this development. It is an important step in helping our community heal following the regrettable events of November 18.”

The arrests preceded the infamous pepper-spraying of seated protesters on the UCD Quad, an incident that remains the subject of about a half a dozen ongoing investigations, including one by the District Attorney’s Office.

Two of the involved officers — Lt. John Pike and one other officer whose name has not been released — and UCD Police Chief Annette Spicuzza remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of those reviews.

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