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‘Pepper Spray Cop’ Gets $38K Workers Comp Payout

peppersprayingcoptumblrcom-image.nI hope that you’ll be able to rest easy tonight knowing that at least one of the worlds injustices has been addressed: Poor old pepper spray cop John Pike has been given a $38,000 workers comp payout. Captain Capsecum claims that he has suffered anxiety and depression since the incident.

Via Raw Story:

Former police Lt. John Pike was awarded the settlement Oct. 16 from the University of California Davis by the state Division of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

The 40-year-old Pike was fired by the university after dousing protesters for about 15 seconds Nov. 18, 2011, during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration against tuition increases.

The incident was captured in a widely circulated video.

Davis claims he suffered depression and anxiety after he and his family received death threats related to the incident.

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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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No Charges for UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop

News from the Sacramento Bee:

Citing insufficient evidence, the Yolo County District Attorney’s office has declined to press charges against UC Davis Campus Police officer Lt. John Pike, infamous for a now-iconic image of him pepper spraying a row of seated, peaceful protesters. Pike, who was fired some time after the incident, states that he is “relieved.” No doubt that this ruling will come as good news to Yolo County capsecum enthusiasts: Spray with abandon! Spray on camera! YOLO!

“(V)iewing the incident through the totality of the circumstances, there is insufficient evidence to establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the use of force involved in the November 18, 2011, pepper spraying was unlawful and therefore warrants the filing of criminal charges,” officials said in a statement announcing the report’s findings.

The response by campus police clad in riot gear last Nov. 18, punctuated by the image of police Lt.

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