UC Pays Out $1 Million In Pepper-Spray Incident

University admits no wrongdoing and no criminal charges will be filed.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 12:44 PM PDT
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UC Pays Out $1 Million In Pepper-Spray Incident

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

The University of California will dole out $630,000 to the 21 UC Davis students pepper-sprayed by campus police last fall, according to reports. On top of that, a priceless gem: each student will receive a written apology from the university, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Each student receives $30,000, the newspaper reported.

The students received a point-blank blast of pepper spray last Nov. 18 from former UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike, according to reports.

Pike was cleared of charges of the illegal use of force, and the university also admitted no wrongdoing, according to the terms of the agreement.

The American Civil Liberties Union hashed out the agreement with the university, according to reports.

The ALCU will take $250,000.

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