California Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Students Claims Psychiatric DamageSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 12:20
California Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Students Claims Psychiatric Damage
LAILA KEARNEY, REUTERS JUL. 27, 2013, 9:06 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former University of California policeman who drew widespread scorn for pepper-spraying peaceful student protesters is seeking worker's compensation for psychiatric damage he said he suffered in the 2011 incident.
Video footage of then-campus police Lieutenant John Pike casually dousing student demonstrators in the face with a can of pepper spray as they sat on the ground at UC Davis came to symbolize law enforcement aggression against anti-Wall Street protests at the time.