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The University of California will host a public meeting to discuss a new report on the pepper spraying of student demonstrators by UC Davis police in November 2011.

April 11, KNSD 7 San Diego – (California) The University of California (UC) released a report on the pepper spraying of student demonstrators by UC Davis police during November 2011, KNSD 7 San Diego reported April 11.

The 200-page document concluded the incident “should and could have been prevented.” The report also said that the use of the pepper spray “does not appear to have been an objectively reasonable use of force.” The report is expected to shed light on the events that led campus police officers to coat protesters with pepper spray as 20 individuals sat in a line.

Two protesters were taken to the hospital. They were among 11 protesters treated for the effects of pepper spray.

The task force planned to host a public meeting on the UC Davis campus to describe their findings and recommendations.

The report can be found on the UC Davis Web site.

Link: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/UC-Davis-Pepper-Spray-Report-Going-Public-146971065.html

Source: Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, 13 April 2012

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