Report Faults Santa Monica College for Using Pepper Spray

September 7, 2012

An internal police report has found that Santa Monica College could have avoided using pepper spray on protesters in April, The Los Angeles Times reported. The report found that, had the college moved a board meeting to a larger room and provided additional police resources, there would have been no need for pepper spray, which was used when protesters tried to enter a meeting room. The protest took place against a controversial two-tiered tuition plan since abanadoned by the college. Santa Monica officials declined to comment on the report.


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