A YouTube video showing what happened Friday night has gone viral. Now, the university seems to be distancing itself from the officers involved.
The decision was made from within the group by the officer in charge to pepper spray students.
University of California, Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza said that the use of pepper spray against a row of students, who were peacefully protesting Friday was the decision of one officer.
And that officer and another who is also said to have used force are on paid administrative leave. The officers names are not being given.
Today there was no comment Chancellor Linda Katehi who declined requests for an interview, one day after hundreds of students demanded her resignation.
The police chief says an investigation will be done by an independent group, not by university police. She says that investigation could take 30 days.
University of California President Mark Yudof issued a statement today. He says he's appalled by the pepper spray video and will bring all ten UC Chancellors together to discuss law enforcement procedures during non-violent protests.