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Judge Rules UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Report Released Without Officers’ Names

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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)

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — A judge has ruled the University of California can release a report on the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators by UC Davis police but must first remove most officers’ names.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said Wednesday the report does not contain confidential personnel records and can be released.

But Grillo said he wants the university to redact the names of officers other than Police Chief Annette Spicuzza and Lt. John Pike, who became known after online videos of the incident went viral.

Grillo said the report cannot be released for at least 21 days to give officers a chance to appeal.

The report was produced by a task force created to investigate the Nov. 18 crackdown on Occupy protesters.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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