Katehi To Defend Her Actions In Capitol About Pepper-Spraying At U of California Davis Last Month

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi is preparing to appear before a legislative committee this morning to defend her handling of the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of student protestors.

The hearing, which is scheduled to begin at the Capitol at 10 a.m., is designed to elicit testimony on how police departments respond to campus protests in California.

But the subtext will be Katehi's defense of what happened on the campus quad last month when UC Davis police officers tried to remove student protestors and ended up pepper-spraying nine of them.

Katehi has resisted calls for her resignation and in remarks prepared for today's hearing repeated her stance that didn't authorize the use of force against protestors.

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