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Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Students at UC Davis Campus Seeks Workers Comp

Posted by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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The image of John Pike and another officer casually dousing demonstrators with pepper spray went viral and became a rallying symbol for the Occupy Wall Street movement

By Associated Press
|  Friday, Jul 26, 2013  |  Updated 10:13 AM PDT
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Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Students Seeks Workers Comp

The pepper spraying was captured on cell phone video and went viral on YouTube.

The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker's compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 confrontation.
 
John Pike has a settlement conference set for Aug. 13 in Sacramento, according to the state Department of Industrial Relations' website.
 
Pike was fired in July 2012, eight months after a task force investigation found that his action was unwarranted.
 
Online videos of him and another officer casually dousing demonstrators with pepper spray went viral, sparking outrage at UC Davis leaders. The images became a rallying symbol for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
 
Hackers posted Pike's information online. He received scores of threats that led an Alameda County Court judge to rule against releasing the names of other officers at the scene.

VIDEO: Police Pepper Spray Peaceful UC Davis Protesters
 
This week, a state appeals court ruled news organizations are entitled to know the names of a dozen University of California police officers who were interviewed about the use of pepper spray on demonstrators at UC Davis.  
 
The Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee are seeking the officers' identities, which were redacted from two reports on the incident. 
 
In the aftermath, the University of California agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators and the chief of the UC Davis police department resigned.

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Is this dude for real?

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jul. 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

BUMP!

numba_1_stunna
by Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 4:33 PM
SMDH
Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jul. 28, 2013 at 4:51 PM


Quoting numba_1_stunna:

SMDH

Right? This takes some serious balls.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

numba_1_stunna
by Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM
Some people have so much entitlement it is baffling.
Quoting Friday:


Quoting numba_1_stunna:

SMDH

Right? This takes some serious balls.

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Aw, poor armored man.

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