SENATOR YEE RESPONDS TO UC DAVIS PEPPER SPRAY REPORT

SACRAMENTO – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement in response to the University of California Davis Pepper Spray Incident Task Force report:

“I am very pleased with the thoroughness of the task force report. As the report indicates, the pepper spray incident was a massive failure by the UC Davis administration and police force. This report allows President Yudof to hold his campus leadership accountable. It also lays the blueprint for effectively handling such situations in the future and helps ensure such an incident never happens again. I commend the task force for recognizing the scope of this problem and respecting the free speech rights of students.”

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