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Members of UC Task Force that will investigate the pepper spray incident have been named

Today, UC president Yudof named the members of the Task Force that will investigate the pepper spray incident at UC Davis on November 18.

In addition to Justice Reynoso [who will be the chair], Yudof identified members of the task force as follows:

  • Patrick Blacklock, Yolo County administrator and immediate past-chair, Cal Aggie Alumni Association.
  • Peter Blando, business services manager, Office of the Vice Provost-Information and Educational Technology, UC Davis, and past chair, UC Davis Staff Assembly (nominated by the UC Davis Staff Assembly).
  • Alan Brownstein, professor, School of Law, UC Davis (nominated by the Academic Senate).
  • Tatiana Bush, undergraduate student and former Associated Students senator (nominated by the Associated Students of UC Davis).
  • Daniel M. Dooley, senior vice president, external relations, UC Office of the President and designated systemwide administrator for whistleblower complaints; alumnus, UC Davis.
  • Penny Herbert, manager, Department of Clinical Operations, UC Davis, and staff advisor to the UC Board of Regents.
  • Kathryn Kolesar, chair, UC Davis Graduate Student Association (nominated by the Graduate Student Association).
  • William McKenna, law student, UC Davis (nominated by the Law Students Association).
  • Carolyn Penny, director in International Law Programs and principal and mediator, Common Ground Center for Cooperative Solutions, UC Davis Extension (nominated by the UC Davis Academic Federation).
  • Eric Rauchway, professor, Department of History, UC Davis (nominated by the Academic Senate).
  • Judy Sakaki, vice president, student affairs, UC Office of the President and former vice chancellor for student affairs, UC Davis.
  • Rebecca Sterling, undergraduate student and former Associated Students senator (nominated by the Associated Students of UC Davis).

Although the task force will do their work independently, they will only be working from the report that former LAPD chief William Bratton and the company he chairs Kroll Security are preparing. This report should only focus on fact finding. UC Faculty Association has spoken out against William Bratton’s appointment, based on the history of advise Kroll Security has given to other universities in the past with regards to pepper spray.

Link to original press release.

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