Ex-cop who pepper sprayed protesters receives workers’ comp

The former University of California Davis police officer who pepper sprayed protesters in 2011 will receive workers’ compensation, according to a report released on October 23.

The University of California will have to pay former police officer John Pike $38,055 worth of workers’ compensation after he claimed that he became depressed and anxious from death threats that he received after the university incident.

Pike’s disability was confirmed by a psychiatrist, who said the former policeman experienced “significant emotional upheavals.”

Spokesman Andy Fell said that the case was settled following the process of state law and workers’ comp.

In November 2011, outrage erupted on campus after a video of Pike pepper spraying peaceful protesters went viral. Each victim of the spraying received $30,000 for their personal injury.

If you or a loved one have been wrongfully treated by a past employer, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Des Moines today by calling 877-327-2600 to find out how we may help you.


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