Wednesday, September 5, 2012

UC officials mull settlement in pepper-spray case - Sacramento Bee

University of California officials are set to consider a legal settlement reached with students hit with pepper spray during a campus protest last November.

The Sacramento Bee ( http://sacb.ee/TXG3nE) reports that neither University of California, Davis nor the plaintiffs' lawyers would comment on details of the settlement agreement.

The suit was filed in February by 21 current and former students who were pepper-sprayed during the Nov. 18 Occupy demonstrations.

The incident has already cost the university system a lot of money, including $445,879 paid to an independent consulting group that conducted an independent review of the pepper-spraying.

The officers captured on video spraying the seated students are no longer with the campus police department.

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