A spokesperson for the U.C. Davis police did not respond to a request for comment Saturday. Annette Spicuzza, the U.C. Davis police chief, told The Sacramento Bee that the officer used pepper spray on Friday because the police were surrounded by students. “There was no way out of that circle,” she told the newspaper. “They were cutting the officers off from their support. It’s a very volatile situation.”
The videos, however, show officers freely moving about and show students behaving peacefully. The university reported no instances of violence by any protesters.
YouTube doesn’t suffer liars well.