May 18, 2013
UC System Pays Dearly for Pepper-Spraying Student Protesters
Posted on Sep 26, 2012
The University of California on Wednesday reached a settlement with the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during what was otherwise a peaceful demonstration last year in support of the Occupy movement.
Each of the protesters who were sprayed will receive $30,000 from the UC system. But wait, that’s not all.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
In total, the UC system will pay out nearly $1 million in the settlement.
The campus police officer who unleashed a torrent of pepper spray on the protesters at close range was not charged after the incident, but he was eventually dismissed by the university.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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