UC Davis

Regents OK pepper-spray settlement

By From page A5 | September 14, 2012

The University of California Board of Regents voted on Thursday to approve a settlement with Occupy UC Davis protesters who were doused with pepper spray or arrested on Nov. 18 on the campus Quad.

Terms of the agreement will remain confidential until both sides seek approval for the deal in federal court.

The lawsuit, filed in February by attorneys for 21 protesters, accuses UCD and its Police Department of improper training and supervision of its officers resulting in the use of “unacceptable and excessive force” violating the protesters’ state and federal rights.

Police arrested 10 of the protesters. Eleven others, most of them students, were pepper-sprayed while police removed a small, day-old encampment protesting rising tuition and what the protesters saw as the privatization of UC.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office opted not to file charges.

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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