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.
A Belmont man allegedly assaulted his landlord with pepper spray Thursday because he was upset about the noise of maintenance work in another apartment, police said.
Two armed robbers sprayed Walnut Creek jewelry store workers with pepper spray and made off with several Rolex watches Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Police arrested one suspect Monday and were asking for the public’s help in identifying a second suspect who pepper sprayed and tried to rob a hearing-impaired foreign exchange student on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus last month.