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Calif. campus police chief is put on leave

Pepper-spray use prompts outrage

By Jason Dearen
Associated Press / November 22, 2011

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The University of California, Davis said Monday that it has placed its police chief on administrative leave amid outrage over widely circulated videos of officers dousing pepper spray on student Occupy protesters. In a news release, campus officials said it was necessary to place police Chief Annette Spicuzza on leave to restore trust and calm tensions following Friday’s crackdown on the “Occupy UC Davis’’ encampment, which resulted in 10 arrests.

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