Pepper Spray Cop Wants Worker’s Comp for ‘Psychiatric Injury’

pepper-spray-cop9Infamous pepper spray cop John Pike is looking for a pay-out on the basis of “psychiatric injury”. (Classic abuser: It hurts me when you make me hurt you!)

Via TPM:

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 confrontation.

John Pike has a settlement conference set for Aug. 13 in Sacramento, according to the state Department of Industrial Relations’ website.

Pike was fired in July 2012, eight months after a task force investigation found that his action was unwarranted.

Online videos of him and another officer casually dousing demonstrators with pepper spray went viral, sparking outrage at UC Davis leaders. The images became a rallying symbol for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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8 Comments on "Pepper Spray Cop Wants Worker’s Comp for ‘Psychiatric Injury’"

  1. While I would never advocate aggressive (not related to immediate self-defense) violence against a person, I do suspect I would find it exceedingly humorous if a trend developed where people just randomly ran up and peppersprayed this guy in the face.

    “Well Doc, I’m here because of the paranoia I suffer from repeated pepperspray attacks. Hey what’s that you’re pointing at me?!”

    Might be worth the slightly increased Worker’s Comp rates.

    • Don’t diagnose me bro!

    • Calypso_1 | Jul 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm |

      If he indeed wishes to receive comp it must be for medical expense. In this case a psych issue. One of the purposes of therapy is to understand other people’s viewpoint. I have no problem with him understanding what the students experienced.

    • I like your idea… call it immersion therapy… but darn, he looked like he was having so much fun in the video

  2. Hugh Beaumont | Jul 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm |

    Calls to mind the kid who killed his parents and begged the mercy of the court on the grounds that he was an orphan.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Jul 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm |

    Hmm, casually pepper spraying kids at a student sit in makes people hate you? Never would have guessed.

  4. InfvoCuernos | Jul 28, 2013 at 2:58 am |

    Wanting workman’s comp for being a dick is a dick move for sure. Hes probably already got a new job as a mall cop.

  5. Just chop the cop’s head off, he didn’t have to spray innocent citizens.

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