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UC Davis Police Chief Steps Down

April 19, 2012  | 

The University of California, Davis police chief who was criticized in a report on the November pepper-spray incident has decided to retire.

Annette M. Spicuzza wrote in a statement sent out via e-mail that "As the university does not want this incident to be its defining moment, nor do I wish for it to be mine, I believe in order to start the healing process, this chapter of my life must be closed." Spicuzza and Lt. John Pike were both suspended shortly after protestors were sprayed with pepper spray by campus officers, reports the Sacramento Bee.

"For the past seven years, I have accomplished many good things for both the Police Department and community here at UC Davis; and am grateful to those of you who have remembered this," the statement said.

Related:

UC Chancellor Accepts Responsibility for Pepper Spraying

UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident: After-Action Report

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

Tags: Campus Safety, Police Chiefs, UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident


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John @ 4/19/2012 6:00 PM

UC Davis is a sesspool of liberals that want to live like animals. Put a fence around it and leave them to their own devices until they self destruct along with their liberal faculty.

Trigger @ 4/20/2012 12:12 PM

Mistakes were made which can be corrected by training. It is unfortunate that experts in education administration lack the guts to support their police chief and agency when they need it the most. Maybe the ed. admin. should have attempted to disperse the students, or why did they not request for the police to disperse and let the students take over the campus. From my side of the desk you can't have it both ways. By caving in to the students you only set up the police for future failure.

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