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'Pepper Spray' Cop Loses His Job

Nine months and $76,000 later, the UC Davis officer accused of pepper spraying student protesters in November no longer works on the police force. Lt. John Pike and another officer were caught on cell phone video using pepper spray

Nine months and $76,000 later, the UC Davis officer accused of pepper spraying student protesters in November no longer works on the police force.

Lt. John Pike and another officer were caught on cell phone video using pepper spray against students protesting tuition increases at the university.

A report released by a task force in April, assigned to investigate the incident and suggest recommendations for future actions, said the use of pepper spray was uncalled for.

Via:

"Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike's employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012," Shiller said. "I'm unable to comment further."

Pike, 39, declined to comment when reached by The Bee as he was sitting in a meeting on campus where he said he was being terminated.

Pike's 2010 salary was listed as $110,243.12. He has been on paid leave since the debacle unfolded last year, sparking worldwide outrage, numerous investigations and calls for the resignation of UC Davis leaders.

After the pepper-spray incident, Pike became the subject of an Internet meme, where he was digitally added to a Beyonce video, the U.S. Constitution, numerous paintings, soccer matches, and even...is that "Jaws"?

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