$1 Million for Pepper-Sprayed Protesters

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$1 Million for Pepper-Sprayed Protesters
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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 1:57pm

Updated at 1:42 p.m. ET: The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest on campus last November, according to media reports.

The settlement also calls for a personal written apology from Chancellor Linda Katehi to each person hit with the spray, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Under the agreement, which must be approved by a federal judge, the university will pay $30,000 to each of 21 students and former students named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys to split. 

The settlement also calls for the UC to set aside $100,000 to pay other individuals who can prove they were arrested or pepper-sprayed during the Nov. 18, 2011, incident.

 

University of California to pay nearly $1 million in deal with 21 pepper-sprayed UC-Davis protesters- http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/26/14112860-university-of-california-to-pay-nearly-1-million-in-deal-with-21-pepper-sprayed-uc-davis-occupy-protesters#comments

 

What do you think of the settlement?  Do you agree with the outcome or not?

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