Occupy protesters reach $1 million deal over pepper-spray incident
A group of people who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest last fall have reached a nearly $1-million settlement in a lawsuit with the University of California.
A preliminary settlement reached by the university and the plaintiffs in the case was filed in court today (September 26), according to a report from the Associated Press.
The proposed agreement would see $30,000 paid to each of the 21 plaintiffs and another $100,000 set aside for others who can establish they were victims in the incident. Another $250,000 would go to attorneys who worked on the case.
The police crackdown on protesters at UC Davis on November 18, 2011, was caught on video by witnesses and sparked outrage and further protests.