‘Pepper Spray’ Cop No Longer at UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. — As of Tuesday, Lt. John Pike, a central figure in last November’s pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis, is no longer employed by the university.

Pike has been on paid leave since the incident occurred, the Sacramento Bee reports. His leave coincides with an internal affairs investigation into his and other officers’ actions during the pepper-spraying of students.

UC Davis officials will not disclose the findings of the probe, because internal affairs investigations are confidential.

Pike declined to comment when reached by the news source, as he was sitting in a meeting on campus where he said he was being terminated.

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