FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Tactical Pants - Galls
A popular choice for public safety professionals, the Galls Tactical Pants are...

Top News

UC Davis Settles for $1M Over Pepper Spraying

September 27, 2012  | 

The University of California, Davis, has agreed to pay $1 million to the 21 students who were pepper-sprayed in November 2011 and their attorneys who filed the federal class-action lawsuit.

The university will pay $1 million as part of the settlement. This includes a total of $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on Nov. 18. It will also include up to $250,000 in costs and attorney fees.

The UC Regents approved the settlement in a Sept. 13 meeting, and the settlement documents were filed with the court on Wednesday. A federal court judge must approve the settlement before it is finalized, the ACLU announced.

"I want to make sure that nothing like this happens again," said Fatima Sbeih, who just graduated with an international studies degree." That's the best thing that could come from this. Since Nov. 18, students have been afraid of the police. The university still needs to work to rebuild students' trust and this settlement is a step in the right direction."

Sbeih was pepper-sprayed on the quad. The ACLU claims she had panic attacks and frequent nightmares for months after the incident, and often woke up screaming.

Related:

Pepper-Sprayed UC Davis Students to Receive Settlement

UC Davis Police Chief Overrules Panel, Fires Pepper-Spray Officer

UC Davis Pepper Spray Officer Says He Was Fired


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: CA Sheriff's Office Seeks to Prevent Future Accidental Discharges
The Fresno County (CA) Sheriff's Office Wednesday demonstrated how a deputy was wounded by...
Daniel Defense to Offer AR Armorer's Course at SHOT Show 2017
Topics covered in this 90-minute course will include how to conduct a buttstock...
LAPD May Roll Out Sponge Round Launchers to Patrol to Reduce Deadly Force Use
An LAPD committee is reviewing the “promising” data and will make a recommendation to...
Ohio Bill Would Reduce Penalty for Carrying Gun on College Campuses
The Ohio Senate this week could pass a bill that would reduce the penalty from a felony to...
NYPD Vets Upset That New Officers Get Improved Glock Pistols
The NYPD’s newest officers are hitting the streets with the latest generation of Glock...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine