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UC Davis officers placed on leave after pepper spray incident

Two UC Davis campus police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave over their controversial use of pepper spray on student protesters, university officials announced Sunday. A video that showed an officer dousing a group of students who were huddled on the ground Friday quickly went viral on the Internet, drawing outrage and calls for the chancellor's resignation. “I spoke with students this weekend, and I feel their outrage,” UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in a statement. “I am deeply saddened that this happened on our campus, and as chancellor, I take full responsibility for the incident. However, I pledge to take the actions needed to ensure that this does not happen again." PHOTOS: Occupy protests UC Davis spokeswoman Claudia Morain said the two officers placed on leave were the only two officers they  were able to identify as having deployed pepper spray after reviewing multiple videos of the events.  The officers, whose names were not released, will remain on paid leave indefinitely.

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