UC Davis must release all names of police officers involved in pepper spray incident
by the Associated Press via Sac Bee
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/M1vmBG) that Alameda Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo issued the ruling on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit filed by the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times.
The UC police officers’ union had tried to keep the names under wraps, saying that naming officers was barred under state law and could subject them to harassment.
But Grillo says the report is subject to release under the California Public Records Act. He did, however, stay his order through July 27 so the police union can appeal.
The name of the officer shown on video footage spraying the seated Occupy protesters on Nov. 18 had previously been released.