Pepper-sprayed UC Davis protesters won't be charged

The protest propelled the little-known Occupy movement at UC Davis into a rallying symbol with images of campus police Lt. using pepper spray widely circulated


By Henry K. Lee and Kevin Fagan
The San Francisco Chronicle

Yolo County prosecutors said Friday that they will not file charges against demonstrators at UC Davis who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during a Nov. 18 protest.

District Attorney Jeff Reisig said there was insufficient information in UC Davis police reports to charge 10 protesters who were arrested in the demonstration. Of the eight men and two women who could have faced misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and failure to disperse, seven were students, authorities said.

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