Pepper spray update: no charges against UC Davis protesters
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — 11:57 A.M., JAN 20, 2012
Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has just announced that there is “insufficient information contained within the police reports submitted by the UC Davis Police Department to justify the filing of criminal charges against those individuals arrested during the November 18, 2011, confrontation with UC Davis Police during the “Occupy UC Davis” protest.”
The District Attorney will not be filing charges against the protesters.
The District Attorney’s investigation of the use of pepper spray by police during the incident is still underway.
The D.A.’s office and Sheriff’s Department had asked California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to take over the investigation of the use of pepper spray by police at the campus, but Harris declined, saying there were no conflicts of interest or other factors to warrant her office taking over the investigation from the county.
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