Pepper Spraying Lands UC Davis Officers on Leave
The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) has placed two police officers on administrative leave after video of them pepper-spraying non-violent protesters sparked public outrage. Video of the incident can be found below.
The the incident set off tons of comments on the school’s Facebook page, most of them critical of police and the administration.
Friday’s incident has led to calls for the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, who announced the action in a written statement Sunday. Katehi said she shares the “outrage” of students and was “deeply saddened” by the use of the chemical irritant by campus police.
“I am deeply saddened that this happened on our campus, and as chancellor, I take full responsibility for the incident,” she said. “However, I pledge to take the actions needed to ensure that this does not happen again.”
And Annette Spicuzza, the campus police chief, told CNN that putting the officers on leave “is the right thing to do at this time.” They will be sidelined until an investigation is complete, and “hopefully that won’t take too long,” she said.
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