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Pepper-Sprayed UC Davis Students to Receive Settlement

September 17, 2012  | 

The University of California Regents approved an undisclosed settlement for the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who received a point-blank pepper-spraying from campus police in November 2011.

The settlement must be approved by a federal judge before its details are made public, reports NBC News.

A report on the incident released in April said that campus police "used poor judgment and violated policy."

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Tom Ret @ 9/17/2012 4:50 PM

If anyone used poor judgement it was the students for not obeying a lawful order and moving.

Marshal @ 9/17/2012 5:20 PM

Why is it that the police are always having to pay out to idiots. When is this country going to wake up and start making the idiots pay. If you illegally do something that costs the city, county or state thousands of dollars then you should be paying them for that. I don't know how you California cops can stand to work in that state. It is getting bad all over but California is as far gone as anyone could be when it comes to any common sense or morals. Good luck to you all.

[email protected] @ 9/17/2012 8:34 PM

BS! They were told to disperse or they'd be sprayed. Too damn dumb to comprehend an order from a LEO and their getting paid for being stupid. I wouldn't be an Officer in kalifornia for any amount of money. It's a anti-law enforcement state(?) and it should be flushed with all the liberal judges & politicians that have destroyed a great state. Blues, Stay safe & move!!

Jim A @ 9/18/2012 7:20 PM

To me, I thought I heard the officer ask, "All volunteers for a pepper spray demonstration, sit in a straight line right here." They did. This is with maximum sarcasm.

But the other writer is correct. They failed to follow a lawful order. I also believe the officer used "reasonable force to affect the lawful purpose intended"; to break up the rule of the disorderly suspects and release the premises back to lawful citizens.

If they did not want to be turned in to orange pumpkins, they could have done as was asked of them - LEAVE!

michael @ 9/18/2012 9:53 PM

Thanks to our complete liberal out of control justice system, we LEO are completely FUBAR..........

DEADMAN @ 9/18/2012 10:51 PM

The federal judge is probably as screwed up as the rest of that useless state,the school should have stuck up for their officers,with the exception of the lame-ass chief,that man should be fired,it was his plan.

Morning Eagle @ 9/18/2012 11:32 PM

Absolutely disgusting! California has been turned upside down by left wing nuts that control its colleges, courts and legislature. So who gets the money if/when it is approved? The poor picked on moron students that didn't have enough sense to move when told to or the college regents?

Jelly @ 9/19/2012 4:30 AM

I have almost 24 years serving as a LEO. I thank God everyday for the time I have invested because, you newer officers really have a long hard road ahead of you. I hope, for your sake, this Country turns around and stops laying down to every liberial that wants to cry about the big bad police picking on them. When are judges going to learn that this is all part of there tactic. These protesters push and push in order to get an officer to react, then file a law suit as soon as they do. Makes you wonder why anyone would want to do this job anymore. Be strong, do the right thing, take care of each other and most inportantly go home to your family every night. One last thing, vote for politicians that truly support LEO not the ones that just say they do to get elected.

StripDaddy @ 9/19/2012 11:30 AM

The stand off for the spray was too close. Hydraulic needling could have occurred. I hope that did not occur.

Patriot73 @ 9/24/2012 8:28 AM

@ Stripdaddy, the stand off for the MK 9 is a recommended, not required, stand off. As for the Hydraulic Needle effect. There has never been a documented case anywhere in the country. If you know of one, please forward it to Safariland (Defense Technology). In my last re-cert earlier this year they plainly stated they knew no cases anywhere in this county or any other they sell their product to.

From the Instructor Manual reguarding Hydraulic Needle Effect- "There is no medical research offering a guide to the velocity threshold of OC where such an injury would be likely to occur. The documented minimum recommended distances are recommendations only and offered as a guide"

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