Nightly News   |  October 24, 2013

Campus police officer to receive worker’s comp after pepper spray incident

Citing depression and anxiety suffered after pepper spraying seated protesters, UC Davis officer John Pike will receive $38,000 in worker’s comp. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> his image was beamed around the planet in november of 2011 as an example of law enforcement overreach and abuse. john pike , the campus police officer at uc davis who pepper sprayed the seated protesters will receive $38,000 in worker's compensation for the depression and anxiety he suffered in the aftermath including, he says, death threats and the loss of his job. by comparison, the 21 people hit by the pepper spray in the otherwise peaceful protest each received $30,000 each in their settlement.