UC Davis Officers Fight to Censor Pepper Spray Report

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lawyers representing the officers who pepper-sprayed UC Davis protestors on Nov. 18 will appear in court Friday to argue that a report on the incident cannot be released unless the officers’ names and information are redacted.

University officials have argued that privacy rights do not apply in this case, and that the report must be released in its entirety to hold those involved in the incident responsible, The Sacramento Bee reports. Lawyers representing the campus officers claim the release of the report would constitute the “unlawful release of confidential personnel information.”

The Federated University Police Officers Association was able to win a temporary restraining order last week to prevent release of the report.

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