UC Davis Students Reach $1 Million Settlement with School Over Pepper-spray Incident

UC Davis Students Reach $1 Million Settlement with School Over Pepper-spray Incident

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gavelAttorneys for 21 UC Davis students and recent alumni have just announced the details of a million-dollar settlement in the federal class-action lawsuit filed against UC Davis over the widely-reported incident in which campus police “repeatedly doused seated, non-violent student demonstrators with military grade pepper spray at close range.”

That act violated state and federal constitutional protections, including the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, according to the lawsuit.

Beyond the monetary award, each of the protestors will receive a formal written apology from the school’s chancellor. The University will also be required to sit down with the ACLU to agree on new guidelines for crowd control and protests.

(READ the story from Boing Boing)

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