The University of California has been ordered to pony up around $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Occupy demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed by police last fall.
The incident occurred at UC Davis and the images of a police officer casually pepper-spraying protesters at a non-violent Occupy rally quickly went viral on YouTube:
UC will have to pay $30,000 to each of the 21 plaintiffs named, along with $250,000 for their lawyers to split. The university also has to set aside $100,000 to pay others who can prove they were pepper-sprayed last November as well.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012