Annette Spicuzza

Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis Police has been placed on administrative leave for pepper spraying nonviolent protesters on November 18, 2011. (CBS)

UC Davis Police Chief Steps Down After Pepper-Spraying Incident

The police chief who oversaw the University of California, Davis, police department during its notorious pepper-spraying of Occupy protesters said she is retiring.


Occupy protestor hold signs calling for UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign during a demonstration at the UC Davis campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Davis Police Chief On Leave After Pepper Spray Incident; Students Rally

The UC Davis police chief was placed on leave because of the furor over the pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters by campus officers. Meanwhile, hundreds of students rallied on the UC Davis campus Monday in protest against the police pepper-spraying.