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Judge Bars UC From Releasing Davis Pepper-Spray Report

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A protester at UC Davis is rinsed off after being pepper sprayed by riot police on the school's campus, November 18, 2011.  (CBS)

A protester at UC Davis is rinsed off after being pepper sprayed by riot police on the school’s campus, November 18, 2011. (CBS)

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DAVIS (CBS/AP) – A judge has temporarily barred the University of California from releasing a report about the pepper-spraying of student protesters by police officers at UC Davis.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order requested by the union representing officers involved in the Nov. 18 incident.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

A task force investigating the encounter was scheduled to release its findings and recommendations Tuesday. But it delayed its publication online after learning the officers’ union planned to seek a restraining order.

Union attorney John Bakhit said the officers want to make sure the report doesn’t include names and confidential personnel information that should not be made public.

The judge ordered UC to allow the union attorney to see the report. Grillo set another court hearing on March 16.

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