UC Davis Police Chief Resigns After Pepper Spray Incident Targeting Occupy Protestors

UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza will retire today, after leading the campus’ police force during a brutal incident where a line of peaceful Occupy protestors were doused with military-grade pepper spray. Spicuzza has been on paid leave since this incident occurred, as has Lt. John Pike, the officer who sprayed the peaceful protestors. Her resignation comes just over one week after a task force led by former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso issued a report criticizing Spicuzza, Pike and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. Katehi has thus far resisted calls for her resignation. A video of the pepper spray incident is embedded below: