UC-Davis Officials React To Pepper Spraying Incident
Claudia Morain, a UC Davis spokesperson, told The Huffington Post that [. . .] that the officers were essentially trapped (the videos suggest otherwise) and had to transport several of the arrested students. "The pepper spray was used because they needed to get out of there," she said [. . .] "The police tried to use the least force that they could," Morain explained.
UCD Police Chief Annette Spicuzza [. . .], who observed the events on the Quad, said that she was “very proud” of her officers.
Oh by the way, the rationale for the action?
Chancellor Linda Katehi [said that . . .] while she appreciated the peaceful nature of recent protests, liability concerns and limited staffing to supervise protesters meant the encampment must come down.
(Emphasis supplied.) Liability concerns? This helped, I'm sure.
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