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The police officer who doused students with pepper spray during Occupy Wall Street protests at the University of California, Davis, is no longer employed by the University.
“Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike’s employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012,” UC Davis spokesman Barry Shiller told the Sacramento Bee.
Originally posted by hypervigilant
When do you suppose that the mainstream citizenry considers setting attack trained police dogs on students sitting on the ground having a peaceful demonstration..
Originally posted by yourmaker
Wasn't he just acting out on the behalf of a higher authority's command?
Why should he have to lose his job if he was following orders?
Unless this whole thing has been proven to be malicious intent in which case..lol
Originally posted by Lysis
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't this officer on paid leave since the event?
Edit: Answered my own question. Found a news source to confirm the officer has been on administrative leave since November. It seems like they just let his employment contract expire rather than terminate his employment. Hmmedit on 8/2/2012 by Lysis because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
One down, many to go.
What I'd be curious to check is what legal actions may have recently come and been settled or may even be pending. I.E.....This guy was a whacko and a bully boy with a badge. What are the odds he hasn't done more and perhaps worse since? There could be an interesting story to the termination. Privacy.. bahh..
No excuse. No way. He should have been gone by the end of that day.
edit on 2-8-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)