October 23, 2013 John Pike, who gained notoriety for pepper spraying peaceful student protesters, claimed he suffered depression and anxiety after the incident.
September 26, 2012 Under a preliminary settlement filed in district court, the sum includes $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on Nov. 18, 2011, at the University of California, Davis. A federal judge must approve the agreement, and parties have the right to appeal.
September 20, 2012 A California district attorney concludes there isn't enough evidence to charge former University of California Davis Lt. John Pike with using excessive force. He infamously sprayed some seated Occupy protesters. Video of it went viral.
August 1, 2012 Last November, the officer's use of pepper spray on Occupy protesters became a national story after video of the incident went viral. An investigation concluded there was no need for it to have happened.
April 11, 2012 As they sought to quell a November protest at the University of California-Davis, campus police officers' "decision to use pepper spray was not supported by objective evidence and not authorized by policy," according to a review of the incident released Wednesday.
April 4, 2012 Students at Santa Monica College were trying to get into a board of trustees meeting. During shouting and pushing with campus police, some were doused with pepper spray.
February 22, 2012 Some of the Occupy protesters who famously got face fulls of pepper spray last November on the campus of University of California Davis have taken their case against the school to federal court.
November 21, 2011 The school has placed the chief of its campus police on administrative leave while it reviews what happened when an officer used the spray on a small group of seated Occupy protesters.