UC police: 11 students among 13 arrested at regents meeting; 2 officers injured
UC San Francisco Police Chief Pamela Roskowski said the confrontation was potentially dangerous and defended the use of pepper spray against about 15 demonstrators. She also confirmed that one UC officer had drawn his service revolver when he was rushed by a crowd of demonstrators, one of whom grabbed the officer’s baton and hit him with it, she said. That officer and one other were slightly injured in the incidents. No shots were fired.
Twelve people were charged with obstructing a peace officer in his duties and one, a UC Merced student who allegedly grabbed the officer’s baton, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
Students said the police used excessive force and that many of them were only trying to enter the building to hear the regents discuss higher fees and other matters.
-- Larry Gordon in San Francisco
Photo: Protesters break the line of University of California police officers at the garage entrance to the University of California Campus in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Laura A. Oda)