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UC Davis Hires Bratton To Probe Pepper-Spraying

November 26, 2011  | 

Photo: LAPD
Photo: LAPD

The University of California, Davis hired former LAPD Chief William Bratton over faculty objections to head up the investigation into the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Faculty members objected to the hiring of Bratton, who is now chairman of New York-based Kroll security consulting. One professor said the school should enlist in-house faculty members to lead the probe rather than relying on "a former cop who is charging a lot of money we don't have to spend."


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Comments (7)

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Frank @ 11/27/2011 9:14 PM

Faculty members investigate the incident? Ridiculous!!!!

Anonymous @ 11/28/2011 5:19 PM

Yea let's have Faculty members investigate cops, that makes a much sense as having a McDonald's cook second guess a heart transplant that went bad....

I work for a University police department and faculty members have no clue about police operations, they are all about the touchy, feely, we don't want you to look intimidating factor, please do not do anything to anyone that may effect our funding. Well FYI, times have changed and so has the clientele.

As I always tell people, faculty members will never have a clue about law enforcement until they are the receiving end of a disgruntled student or employee is hell bent on doing that faculty member harm. These people live in their own little world where they have no clue of reality.

Crap responses like this about having the faculty member doing the investigation do not shock me at all. The stories I could tell of faculty members and law enforcement just from experiences would shock some people.

Stay safe all...

Martin @ 11/28/2011 5:28 PM

This is a joke, right?

AZBIGDOG @ 11/28/2011 5:44 PM

I expect any minute to be told that from now on the State mental hospitals will be run by persons that are actually a part of the clients and will need to have their meds adjusted to ensure they will be able to talk without drooling. Ohy yeah, let's have the people who are aiding and abetting criminal acts on this campus decide whether officers need to allow persons to first injure or kill them before they can use a spray.

Tim @ 11/28/2011 11:40 PM

Some faculty members of this school not only encouraged but assisted in this outburst by the students. The media has been complicit in intentionally suppressing what happened leading up to this incident. I hope Bratton can expose what really happened here rather than the version that is being spoon fed.

Shannon @ 11/29/2011 5:20 AM

It looks like common sense prevailed to use a reasonable officer standard as opposed to a liberal professor standard in evaluating this incident.

George O @ 12/1/2011 5:58 PM

This is a bit irrelevant to the story but, why are you showing a picture of Bratton wearing an LAPD uniform? He is no longer an LAPD officer, he wasn't a good chief when he was assigned to us and, he wasn't very well liked then or now. As far as most of us are concerned he didn't earn or deserve the honor of being our chief, and most certainly doesn't desrve the recognition of being seen in our uniform now.

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