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.
The state Senate has approved a bill to prevent professional athletes who spent most of their careers with teams in other states from filing workers’ compensation claims in California.
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.
Surveillance video from a San Francisco Muni bus has exonerated a Southern California tourist accused of assaulting the bus driver, who received more than a year’s worth of workers compensation for injuries he falsely claimed he received from the tourist.
The National Football League and other professional leagues favor legislation by Central Valley Assemblyman Henry Perea to close what they see as a loophole that athletes with tenuous connections to the state to file for what’s known as cumulative injuries that occur after years of playing.
Former professional athletes who have battled countless injuries since they left the game on Monday criticized proposed legislation that would restrict players from collecting workers’ compensation benefits in California.
Pro athletes, many representing out-of-state teams, have been awarded millions of dollars from the California Workers’ Compensation program over the last three decades, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Kink.com, the San Francisco-based pornography production house based out of the old Armory Building, is facing allegations from former models that they have been denied worker’s compensation and have offered hush money in exchange for keeping quiet about injuries, according to a report in SF Weekly.
The legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.