KCBS Cover Story: Pepper Spray Use To Be Allowed At Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall Despite Opposition
Starting next week, wards at Santa Clara County juvenile hall will be permitted to use pepper spray to break up fights among minors amid criticism from teachers, counselors and judges who have spoken out against the use of painful eye irritant on children.
The California Supreme Court has ruled this week that newspapers have a right to publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in pepper-spraying student protesters in 2011.
A man who made the acquaintance of his victim just before robbing him in Palo Alto on Wednesday night remains at large, police said.
California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.
The former police officer who gained national attention after video of him surfaced pepper-spraying University of California, Davis students during an Occupy rally has reached a settlement with the university on a worker’s compensation claim related to the incident.
A man was sprayed in the face and punched during a robbery in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood early Friday morning, police said.
The university hired Luanne Lawrence as associate chancellor for strategic communications earlier this year at a salary higher than any other campus communications chief in the University of California system.
SWAT officers could not locate a suspect thought to be barricaded inside a home that was the scene of a home invasion robbery in Fremont Thursday evening, Fremont police said.
The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at UC Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.
San Francisco police are seeking a woman who pepper-sprayed another woman on a Muni bus on Tuesday afternoon, then sprayed the driver.