Former UC Davis Police Officer in Pepper Spray Case Receives Workers’ Comp

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Pepper Spray

Pike seen using pepper spray on student demonstrators on Nov. 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES (LA Times) — The University of California is being required to pay $38,055 in workers’ compensation to the former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper spraying campus protesters two years ago.

John Pike had filed for the compensation, claiming he suffered depression and anxiety after death threats resulting from the incident. Pike was fired in July 2012, after being on paid administrative leave for eight months.

“This case has been resolved in accordance with state law and processes on workers’ compensation,” UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell said in a statement.


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  • Esco

    Who cares what he's "suffering" from, he's too lazy to look for another job. There's a nice janitorial job out there worthy for him. If he can spray pepper spray, he can spray toilet
    bowl cleaner.