Breaking news story published online at City on a Hill Press November 22, 2011
Independent consultants will examine Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of UC Davis protesters, UCPD protocol
UC President Mark Yudof announced today an independent consulting company will undertake a “fact-finding” investigation of the pepper-spraying of UC Davis students on Nov. 18, and of UCPD protocol regarding campus protests.
Footage of students being pepper sprayed by UC Police Department (UCPD) officers as they sit with arms linked on the campus quad at a UC Davis protest has garnered national attention. The attention has brought the UC Police Department (UCPD) under severe scrutiny.
In a release from the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), Yudof said the announcement came in response to a request from UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi that the UC president conduct a thorough review of the event. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles, has also requested an independent investigation of the event…
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