The University of California at Davis placed two police officers on administrative leave after they pepper-sprayed non-violent protesters at point-blank range, the school announced Sunday.
Video of the Friday incident has led to calls for the resignation of UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, who made the announcement of the officers on leave in a written statement Sunday afternoon. Katehi said she shares the "outrage" of students and was "deeply saddened" by the use of the chemical irritant by campus police.
"As chancellor, I take full responsibility for the incident," she said. "However, I pledge to take the actions needed to ensure that this does not happen again."
The school said the 10 protesters arrested were given misdemeanor citations for unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. Eleven protesters were treated for the effects of pepper spray, which stings the eyes and induces coughing, gagging and shortness of breath.FULL STORY