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UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop Awarded $38,000 in Workers Comp

Lt. John Pike is being paid handsomely for spraying peaceful protesters in the face. The former University of California Davis police lieutenant who was caught on video brutally pepper-spraying a line of peaceful protestors in 2011 during the Occupy protests was awarded a sum of $38,000 in workman’s compensation in a settlement with the university last week. Former Lt. John Pike, 40, is reported to have suffered depression and anxiety after a video of his November 18, 2011 confrontation with Occupy Davis protestors went viral. The video sparked outrage across the country and became the clearest symbol of police brutality against the Occupy movement. Soon after the video spread, Pike claims that he and his family began regularly receiving death threats. “This case has been resolved in accordance with state law and processes on workers’ compensation,” UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell told the Davis Enterprise. Pike’s attorney, Jason Marcus, declined to comment on the ruling. California state’s Disability Evaluation Unit is tasked with determining permanent disability ratings based on doctor’s reports. According to a January …