The infamous “Pepper Spray Cop” who attracted widespread criticism toward a California college last year is off the beat permanently, The Sacramento Bee reports.
A spokesperson for the University of California-Davis, where John Pike was captured pepper-spraying a group of seated protesters last November, said Pike was no longer employed with the school as of Tuesday, but did not specify whether Pike was fired or if he resigned, citing campus privacy rules.
Pike and his supervisor, campus police chief Annette Spicuzza, had been on paid administrative leave since the Nov. 18 incident. Spicuzza resigned in April, saying she did not want it to become a “defining moment” in her career. According to The Bee, Pike’s 2010 salary was reportedly just over $110,000.
So, officer pepperspray was extremely well-paid to violate the rights of others.
No clear answer on why he is not there wasting pepperspray anymore, but we have to imagine that the ugle, ugly attention he brought down on the school and the school's complicit leadership was.......distasteful for them.
I am glad he's fired.
It's an anomaly, for sure, with cops getting away with shooting rampages of their own, it is refreshing and enjoyable to see at least 1 of them losing their job for being a dick.