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John Pike, Pepper-Spraying Cop, Gets $38,000 Disability Settlement

In this undated handout photo provided by the University of California at Davis Dateline, UC Davis police officer John Pike i
In this undated handout photo provided by the University of California at Davis Dateline, UC Davis police officer John Pike is shown. The riot-clad police officer who pepper sprayed a row of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at a California university last week is a retired U.S. Marine sergeant who has been honored for his police work on campus, but also has figured in a previous discrimination suit against the university. Pike was hired onto the University of California, Davis police force in 2001. (AP Handout Photo/UC Davis Dateline, Dave Jones)

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The former University of California, Davis police officer who pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters has reached a worker's compensation settlement with the university system.

The Davis Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1aGjKel ) that a judge on Oct. 16 approved the $38,000 settlement between John Pike and the University of California.

The 40-year-old former officer said he suffered depression and anxiety after death threats were sent to him and his family over the Nov. 18, 2011 event.

University spokesman Andy Fell said the case was resolved in accordance with state laws.

Video of Pike pepper-spraying the protesters went viral online.

His address and other personal information were posted online afterward, and he received scores of death threats.

Pike was fired in July 2012 after eight months of paid administrative leave.

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