Cop who pepper-sprayed UC-Davis students scores worker’s comp payoff bigger than students’ award from lawsuit
He was depressed don’tchya know
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John Pike, the UC-Davis university police officer who painted a line of seated, subdued students participating in an Occupy protest received a workman’s compensation payment last week to the tune of $38,059.
Apparently, he was depressed and suffering from anxiety after receiving death threats for his inhumane treatment of fellow humans. He was eventually fired for the obscene behavior.
As Business Insider points out, this is actually more than the students themselves received from their class action lawsuit: