John Pike: UC Davis Pepper-Spray Cop Fired
UC Davis Fires Lt. John Pike
Remember John Pike? He's best known as "Pepper Spray Cop", who turned UC Davis Chanceller Linda Katehi's workweek into a nightmare when he casually assaulted peaceful Occupy Davis protesters? UC Davis finally got around to firing him.
UC Davis would not publicly specify why it terminated John Pike's employment, but it isn't hard to make a few educated guesses. Maybe Linda Katehi, with whom the buck ultimately stops in this debacle, ran out of people to throw under the bus. Maybe, in the eyes of the University, John Pike was a walking, talking money pit. We don't mean his $110,243 per year salary (he's been on paid leave since the pepper-spray incident), but the lawsuits his actions have attracted.
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