Photo Credits: Sophomore Ian Lee speaks at the ACLU press conference about the settlement between the students and the University of California. The University of California will pay $1,000,000 and implement policy changes regarding free speech.
$100,000 will be awarded to non-plaintiffs who were pepper sprayed or arrested Nov. 18, as the case was just developed as a class-action lawsuit.
The terms of the settlement were agreed upon in a closed session by the UC Board of Regents at a UC Regents meeting Sept. 13 at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.
“I want the University and the police to understand what they did wrong. Police should be accountable to students … I felt like the University silenced me,” said sophomore Ian Lee in the press release.
Before the settlement is finalized, it will be reviewed by a federal court judge for possible approval.
— Muna Sadek