UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop Identified as Former Marine

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) – The riot-clad police officer who pepper sprayed a row of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at the University of California, Davis last week is a retired U.S. Marines sergeant twice honored for his police work on campus. Lt. John Pike has been with the UC Davis force since 2001 and supervises more than a third of the department.

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