Civil Liberties

Death of a Meme: Pepper Spray Cop No Longer at UC Davis

Lt. John Pike no longer at university. Circumstances of departure unreleased.


Lt. John Pike, the University of California Davis police officer who pepper-sprayed student protesters last November, is no longer employed by the university.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the circumstances of Lt. Pike's departure are not known. UC Davis spokesperson Barry Shiller said, "Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike's employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012. I'm unable to comment further."