21 Pepper-Sprayed UC Davis Students Will Receive UC Settlement
21 students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police last November will be receiving a settlement from the University of California for having their civil rights violated. The incident was captured on a video that sparked widespread outrage and launched a meme.
The regents met today in closed session to the approve the settlement, according to the Los Angeles Times. Neither the UC system nor the ACLU of Northern California that is representing students in the lawsuit would discuss details of the settlement until a federal judge reviews the mater.
A report on the incident released in April says that campus police used poor judgment during the demonstration and that the pepper-spraying on nonviolent protesters could have very easily been avoided.
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