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Forum Post: $1millon settlement in Occupy pepper-spray incident UC Davis

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 26, 2012, 10:48 p.m. EST by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM
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UC will pay out $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys to split Link to this video

The University of California is preparing to pay about $1m to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last autumn.

UC and plaintiffs represented by the American Civil Liberties Union filed the preliminary settlement in federal court in Sacramento on Wednesday. The agreement is subject to the approval of a federal judge.

Under the proposal, UC will pay out $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys to split.

The settlement also calls for the UC to set aside $100,000 to pay other individuals who can prove they were arrested or pepper-sprayed during the incident on November 18 201.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/26/university-california-payout-occupy-pepper-spray

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25038) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Good to see justice finally kicking in in some of these police abuse cases. Will love to see NYPD Baloney get slapped then the NYPD for their continuance of abuse - then perhaps the city government for letting it continue as well as calling for it and authorizing it to begin with.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Very good news. Thankyou.

I wonder what happened to the cop who did the spraying.

Probably got a promotion.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Thanks again.

From your link, Lt. Pike claims that when he sprayed the students, he and his men were already surrounded and hemmed in by protesters.

From the video, the hemming in was the result of his actions. Good to see some justice for a change.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (25038) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Wonder what the real story is. Ordered to use minimum force? Fired by police chief? Will the others in uniform feel betrayed? Will they start rethinking their position and their alignment with the public?