John A. Pike III, identified as the police officer who pepper-sprayed a
line of sitting Occupy movement protesters Friday on the University of
California, Davis campus may have more in common with the discontented
99 percent than previously suspected.
Pike, who was placed on paid administrative leave pending an
investigation into the Nov. 18 incident, last year emerged from a
bankruptcy where creditors took possession of his pickup truck, his
wedding ring, his barbecue grill, several handguns, and even $265 worth
Pike earns more than $110,000 a year as a UC Davis police lieutenant.
But federal court records and county mortgage records reveal that Pike
and his wife, Erica, borrowed heavily
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