On March 6 2012 a Judge prevented the release of a report about the 2011 incident in which police acting on what they believe to be orders from the University Chancellor Linda B Katehi, pepper-sprayed students who were doing nothing more than peacefully sitting on the ground.
“The report, which had been set for release Tuesday, now remains in the hands of the task force assigned to investigate the Nov. 18 incident and a select few others….setting up a legal fight over how much protection police officers can receive from public scrutiny.
The 190-page pepper spray report is now on the UC-Davis website, www.ucdavis.edu, and comes to a stark conclusion:
“The pepper spraying incident that took place on November 18, 2011, should and could have been prevented.”
The Reynoso reports finds fault with the UCD leadership and the actions of the police, but finds no fault. No one will get in trouble. No one will go to jail even though the actions were indefensivle and the treacherous lies that led up to the actions and supported the finally pepper spraying were filled with lies.
It is unbelievable that no one will go to jail for violating the civil rights of tthe students who were in a peaceful protest on their own campus.
Chancellor Katehi outlines steps for UC Davis police, administration reforms in light of peper-spray incident reform which laid blame at the feet of the administration & police.
Many people still would like to see additional blame for Katehi herself and legal consequences for the primary police leaders in the incident. The report does not go that far.
Remember…this incident occured in November 2011, fivve months ago and today Katehi is claiming she is “moving swiftly” to enact reforms. The reform that should be enacted? A new Chancellor should be named by the UC system.
- Release of UC Davis Pepper Spray Investigation Findings Delayed (delong.typepad.com)
- Judge temporarily blocks report on UC Davis pepper spray incident (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Judge bars UC from releasing pepper-spray report (seattletimes.nwsource.com)