The disgraceful incident happened in November 2011. Now, in July 2012 the University has announced that this employee is no longer on the payroll.
Whether he resigned, or was terminated, no one is saying. No reason I can think of that they should be so coy. The college may have policies regarding confidentiality, but gross abuse of students one is employed to protect surely falls outwith those guidlines.
From the Sacramento Bee:
Lt. John Pike, the UC Davis police officer who became a focal point of last November's pepper spraying incident during a campus protest, is no longer employed by the university, a spokesman confirmed late Tuesday.More from the same article linked above:
"Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike's employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012," Shiller said. "I'm unable to comment further."As I said above. This employee has not earned the right to privacy, given that he appears to have abused students he should have been protecting, and my own view is that the University has a higher duty here. The duty to explain to those who suffered just what action they have taken to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Finally there is this:
The university, Pike and other officers have since been sued by students who say they were victims of the pepper spraying. The Yolo County District Attorney's office is still reviewing the matter to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.It is to be hoped that nothing the University did in their investigation poisoned the chances of a prosecution. Presumably they could be subpeonaed in any criminal case.