DAVIS (CBS / AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to charge any of the protesters who were arrested at the University of California, Davis the day campus police used pepper-spray on a group that had blocked a sidewalk.

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said Friday there was insufficient information in police reports of the Nov. 18 protest to warrant charges against eight men and two women who were cited for unlawful assembly, failure to disperse or illegal camping during a campus version of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

The arrests happened before and after two officers doused a line of protesters seated on a sidewalk with pepper spray, an action that was caught on video and led to widespread criticism of UC Davis’ chancellor and police chief.

The district attorney’s office has been investigating the spraying at the chancellor’s request.

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  1. JD says:

    YOLO County DA is a joke!!! First of all they are a third rate DA’s office on a good day. In this case, as a tax payer, I want them charged if they violated the law. If the DA will not charge these violators it would be unequal treatment to charge the cops. It would appear that the students sprayed will be suing the State and we the tax payers are going to get the short end there. By not charging them it only sends the wrong message.

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