UC Davis to Pay Medical Bills of Sprayed Students

School also is dropping charges against them
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2011 12:07 PM CST
In this Nov. 18 photo, UC Davis officer John Pike uses pepper spray on protesters.   (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Wayne Tilcock, File)

(Newser) – UC Davis continues to try to make amends for its pepper-spray YouTube sensation. The school says it will pick up any medical bills incurred by the students who got doused, along with dropping the misdemeanor charges against them, reports CNN. The university also is setting up the obligatory review panel, as Chancellor Linda Katehi insists that officers defied her orders not to use force, notes the Sacramento Bee. The main officer, involved, meanwhile faces the wrath of Anonymous.

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