Pepper-Sprayed Students Will Receive Settlement From UC Davis

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Not proper police procedure.Photo: YouTube

Ten months after UC Davis police doused nonviolent protesters in pepper spray, UC regents have agreed to pay damages to 21 students and alumni who sued the school in February, contending that their civil rights were violated during the infamous incident. The L.A. Times reports that the exact amount the students will receive is unknown, since a judge has to approve the settlement before the details can be made public. "We did an injustice to our students that day at Davis, and some amount of recompense is appropriate," said Jonathan Stein, the UC student regent. "More importantly, it's time for us as an institution to publicly acknowledge that's not the way we should treat our students; we were wrong, and we are moving forward." The officers involved don't work at the campus police department any longer, and presumably their new employers don't know how to work YouTube.