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UC Davis Students Pepper-Sprayed During Campus Protest To Receive $30K

Danny Lee |
September 26, 2012 | 4:09 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

UC Davis students at a rally against police brutality. (TalkMedia/Creative Commons)
UC Davis students at a rally against police brutality. (TalkMedia/Creative Commons)
The University of California Davis will pay out a $1 million settlement to students who were pepper-sprayed during a campus protest last year, USA Today reported.

Each of the 21 current and former UC Davis students will receive $30,000. The University of California will also pay $250,000 in plaintiffs' attorney fees and and addition $20,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Under the settlement, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi will be asked to provide a personal written apology to each of the plaintiffs.

A university task force in April found that campus police violated policy in breaking up the November protest. The settlement will be made final after a formal court hearing.


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