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A former University of California Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper-spraying campus protesters during the Occupy movement two years ago will be receive $38,055 in workers' compensation after claiming he suffered depression and anxiety as result of the public outcry, the Los Angeles Times reports.
John Pike, who had filed for the compensation from the University of California system, also cited the stress he endured from death threats he received after the incident. Pike, a former lieutenant with the UC Davis Police was fired in July 2012, after being on paid administrative leave for eight months.
“This case has been resolved in accordance with state law and processes on workers' compensation,” UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell said in a statement.
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