In 2011, students at University of California-Davis who were peacefully protesting were attacked with pepper spray by a campus police officer.
Now, John Pike will receive more than $38,000 in workers compensation after being diagnosed as having a disability.
Pike, 40, of Roseville, reportedly suffered depression and anxiety brought on by death threats he and his family received after the Nov. 18, 2011, confrontation at an Occupy UC Davis encampment. Bernie Goldsmith, a Davis lawyer supportive of the protesters, said that the settlement “sends a clear message to the next officer nervously facing off with a group of passive, unarmed students: Go on ahead. Brutalize them. Trample their rights. You will be well taken care of.”