Pepper-Spraying Campus Cop Awarded $38,000 For 'Psychiatric Injury'



You just never know when your job will leave you under the glare of the national spotlight. Two years ago, activists organized the Occupy movement throughout the country to call attention to growing economic inequality in the United States. The rallies resulted in broad security oversight and response. One incident in November 2011 at the University of California, Davis, became a symbol of the divide between the movement and their myriad targets. A now-famous video captured Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis campus police as he calmly pepper-sprayed nonviolent protesters after they'd sat down and refused orders to leave.