UC releases final report on protest policies

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Ten months after campus police on UC campuses made national news for using batons and pepper spray on student protesters last November, the UC Office of the President released the final version of a report commissioned by the university to review existing police and protest management policies Thursday.

The final report has integrated responses gathered from members of the UC community during a public comment period that began in May when a draft of the report was released, according to a letter that transmitted the report to UC President Mark Yudof on Thursday from report authors Charles Robinson, the UC’s general counsel, and Christopher Edley, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law.

The report makes 49 recommendations to the university in nine key areas, including improving relationships among campus stakeholders, better defining free speech rights and responsibilities and ensuring that an effective system of coordination exists between police and administrators to minimize police response and use of force against protesters, among others.

Read the full version of the report below.

Sarah Burns is the university news editor. Contact her at [email protected].