Court rules UC Davis cop names be released

A state appellate court ruled that the University of California release the names of UC Davis police officers involved in the Nov. 18 pepper spray incident.

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee, marking the third time a court has said names should be released. An agreement between the UC Board of Regents and the FUPOA keeps the names confidential due to concerns over the police officers’ safety. The previous rulings have given the officers’ union and the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA) time to appeal.

The appeals court ordered that the names be withheld for 40 days, so that the FUPOA can decide whether or not to appeal the decision.

— Elizabeth Orpina

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