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November 22, 2011
A slap on the wrist Re "Two Davis officers put on leave; UC president 'appalled' by tactics," Nov. 21 UC President Mark G. Yudof was appalled by the tactics of two UC Davis campus police officers who used pepper spray on students. The powers that be promptly responded by placing the officers on paid leave. So let me get this straight: These two officers who appalled Yudof are being punished with paid time off? I hope that when I make mistakes at work, my superiors will give me a paid vacation, and a long one at that.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
UC Davis faculty leaders have declared that medical school administrators there violated the academic freedom of a professor who published a 2010 opinion article criticizing a campus event promoting prostate cancer screening. In a unanimous vote, the faculty Senate's Representative Assembly admonished administrators for threatening cuts in title and funding and possible legal action against medical professor Michael Wilkes after his piece appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.
SPORTS
October 4, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
at No. 5 Boise State 34, UC Davis 16: Kellen Moore threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos (5-0) beat the Aggies (1-3). at No. 11 Texas Christian 39, Southern Methodist 14: Jeremy Kerley returned a punt 71 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Horned Frogs (4-0) defeated the Mustangs (2-2). at Nevada 63, Nevada Las Vegas 28: Freshman Mike Ball ran for 184 yards and five touchdowns, and the Wolf Pack (1-3) amassed 773 yards of offense against the Rebels (2-3)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2012 | By Larry Gordon and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
UC Davis police violated policy and used poor judgment in pepper-spraying student demonstrators in November, while school leaders badly bungled the handling of that campus protest, according to a highly critical report released Wednesday. "Our overriding conclusion can be stated briefly and explicitly. The pepper spraying incident that took place on November 18, 2011 should and could have been prevented," said the report by a university-appointed task force chaired by retired state Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton will head a University of California-sponsored investigation into the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters last week at UC Davis, university officials announced Tuesday. Bratton is to lead an independent review and report his findings within a month, UC President Mark G. Yudof said. Bratton is chairman of the New York-based Kroll security consulting firm, which is being hired by UC for a fee that is still under negotiation, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2011 | By Maria L. La Ganga and Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
As outrage mounted over police use of pepper spray on nonviolent student demonstrators at UC Davis, the campus' embattled chancellor apologized for the incident and placed the university's police chief on administrative leave. During a tense speech Monday before more than 1,000 students and faculty members on the normally quiet Central Valley campus' main quad, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi tried to quell criticism over the incident, as well as how university officials handled the aftermath.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A retired sociology professor from UC Davis has been missing for 99 days, and authorities fear that he may have been the victim of foul play. Authorities found blood at the house of John Finley Scott, 72, who was reported missing June 11, said Yolo County Sheriff's Capt. Larry Cecchettini. "Significant physical evidence was found that leads us to believe he sustained injury," Cecchettini said.
SPORTS
October 12, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been more than a decade since Cal State Northridge beat UC Davis in football at Toomey Field. Since that loss in 1981, the Aggies had won eight consecutive games against Northridge until the Matadors ended that streak last season with a 14-10 triumph at North Campus Stadium. The outcome had added meaning: Davis was denied a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs despite compiling a 7-3 record and winning the Northern California Athletic Conference championship with a 5-0 mark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The University of California's investigative report into the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters by UC Davis campus police is expected to be released publicly Wednesday — with most officers' names removed. After a monthlong legal battle delaying the release, UC and its police union reached a tentative legal settlement Monday that would allow the public disclosure of most of the report about police tactics and UC Davis administrators' roles in the November incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee filed suit Wednesday against the University of California Board of Regents, demanding the release of police officers' names removed from a critical report on the controversial pepper spraying of UC Davis students. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, contends that when university officials agreed in a court settlement last month to redact all but two names, they "failed to represent the interests of the press and public," leaving the newspapers with "no choice but to bring this petition to protect the public's right of access to this important information.
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