UC Davis Student Pepper Spray Lawsuit

Yesterday, the UC Davis protestors who were pepper sprayed by campus police in response to a non-violent protest filed suit in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs, who were students or recent graduates of the university, had occupied the campus quad to protest university privatization, tuition increases, and earlier police beatings of protestors at Occupy Cal.

When some students failed to vacate the campus quad pursuant to a letter from UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, police officers in riot gear disassembled the tents, administered pepper spray to the protestors and arrested them. The Baker v. Katehi complaint alleges violation of state and federal constitutional rights.

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