Matthew Feeney on Compensation for an Abusive Cop

In November 2011, Lt. John
Pike, a police officer at the University of California, Davis, was
caught on video pepper spraying nonviolent protesters in the face.
In October 2013, the Division of Workers’ Compensation awarded him
$38,055 for the suffering he is said to have endured following the
incident. Earlier in 2013, writes Matthew Feeney, after settling a
federal lawsuit, the university paid a total of $1 million to the
36 people who were sprayed. Pike therefore received more
compensation than each of the protesters he assaulted.

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