UC Davis police sued over pepper-spraying
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento by 17 students and two graduates who took part in the demonstration
By Bob Egelko
SACRAMENTO — UC Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during a sit-down Occupy protest sued the officers and university administrators in federal court Wednesday, claiming excessive force and suppression of free speech.
The Nov. 18 demonstration became a rallying image for the Occupy movement around the country after a video showed UC Davis officers, one identified as Lt. John Pike, dispassionately spraying the stinging chemical into the eyes of seated students at close range.
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