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ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Pepper-spray report spotlights cops' rights

Attorneys for officers fight 'unlawful release of confidential personnel information'

(SACRAMENTO BEE) — Decades of debate over the public’s right to know about police actions vs. officers’ rights to privacy are coming to a head as a result of the pepper-spraying of students last November on the UC Davis campus.

Lawyers for the officers who pepper-sprayed students and other protesters seated in defiance during a Nov. 18 demonstration are due in court Friday in Oakland to press their argument that a long-awaited report on the incident cannot be released unless officers’ names and other information are redacted.

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