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Cop who pepper-sprayed UC Davis students loses his job

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3M1PIKE.JPGRemember UC Davis police Lt. John Pike, he of infamous pepper-spray fame from last Nov. 18? As of yesterday, he’s no longer on the payroll at UC Davis. He tells the Sac Bee he’s terminated, without saying more. The university isn’t talking.

Pike, 39, has been on paid leave from his $110,000 a year job since he and at least one other campus cop pepper-sprayed passive students during an Occupy protest, igniting outrage. That means that, until yesterday, he was being paid to do nothing for the last 8 1/2 months. Sacramento Bee

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