Settlement Close in UC Davis Pepper-Spraying
A settlement is near in the infamous pepper spray incident.
Lt. John Pike, left, pepper-sprays a group of UC Davis students Nov. 18, 2011. Davis has since been fired, and the students' lawsuit against the university is up for a settlement.
The cops are fired and the students are back on campus. And soon, the University of California at Davis pepper spray saga will come to a close before it reaches the courts.
Regents for the University of California will consider next week a settlement between the students pepper-sprayed by UC Davis police last fall during a protest and university officials, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Attorneys for the students declined to comment. UC officials said that no comments could be made until the settlement was discussed on Sept. 13, according to the newspaper.
Last Nov. 18, two UC Davis police officers applied pepper-spray point-blank to a group of university students blocking a campus pathway. Video of the incident was rebroadcast worldwide.
The officers involved in the pepper-spraying, Lt. John Pike and Officer Alexander Lee, were both fired by the university, according to reports. But the school has also dished out almost $1 million on consultants and lawyers thanks to the pepper-spraying, the newspaper reported.
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