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Judge Blocks Release of UC Davis Pepper-Spray Report

March 07, 2012  | 

A judge temporarily halted the release of a report Tuesday on the pepper-spraying of protestors at the University of California, Davis.

A lawyer for the union representing UC Davis' campus police won a temporary restraining order because the report names officers and could contain potentially damaging information about them, reports the Sacramento Bee. Under state law, releasing such information is prohibited.

Officer John Pike, shown spraying protestors in footage of the incident, has had to change his phone number and leave home since his address went public, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The union cited Pike's predicament in its request for a restraining order.

UC officials, however, said they would fight to have the full report released.

Related:

Alternate View of UC Davis Pepper Spraying (video)

Calif. Campus Chief Placed on Leave After Pepper-Spray Incident

Tags: Campus Safety, Less-Lethal Force, UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident


Comments (7)

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FreeStateMarc @ 3/7/2012 7:51 PM

Pike is a scumbag thug and should be arrested for assault. Shame on any LEO's who witnessed the attack and didn't protect the victims.

TimFromLA @ 3/7/2012 8:29 PM

If Pike did commit a crime, then everyone in the chain of command MUST be punshed too.

TripWire @ 3/7/2012 8:55 PM

The "potentially damaging information" is the actions of Pike and his fellow officers. If I did something that stupid I wouldn't want it getting out either, but then again I wouldn't do something that stupid. These officers should be defendants in a criminal trial along with anyone who is covering it up. These kind of actions are happening way too often with nobody held accountable, no wonder people don't trust the police anymore.

Dustin Anderson @ 3/8/2012 6:31 AM

Seriously if he committed an offense nothing justifies threating him, showing up at his house, publishing everything about him. That doesn't happen to criminals who commit murder does it? The only reason is for retaliatory attacks which are ILLEGAL! Grow up people let justice take its course and stop seeking vengeance. It did NOT affect you personally!

AJS0121 @ 3/8/2012 6:35 AM

FreeStateMarc: you have no idea what you are talking about! Watch the whole video. The officers made arrests and were surrounded by protestors who were chanting that the officers would not be allowed to leave unless they let thier arrestees go. They gave several minutes of warnings before using OC spray to CLEAR THE SIDEWALK so they could leave. What world are you from where it's okay to surround the police and demand they let a prisoner go?

Dan Birdsley @ 3/8/2012 7:28 AM

FreeStateMarc is from the world, "we'll twist the facts to whatever makes us look good." TripWire is from the same world. What idiots!!

Brent Ryan Thornton @ 3/8/2012 6:23 PM

When police and the judiciary system are in cohorts and support eachother in their abuses of the American people nullifying any sort of separation of powers or checks and balances, it seems well within the realm of reasonable expectation that the citizens who have had their right to be secure in their homes trampled, then been denied any sort of jurisprudence,

That they would then visit the same abuses and impunity against the people who perpetrated those acts against them, and then refused to listen to reason when the abusers were asked politely to shape up.

In short, if you're kicking a man repetitively, dont bitch or cry when the guy you're kicking rips your fucking leg off, beats you to death with it, then sticks your torn off leg up your dead ass as a monument to what happens to those whose heads are up their asses at others expense

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