Man arrested for allegedly urinating on UCPD officer at Gill Tract

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A man who climbed into a tree after UCPD raided the Occupy the Farm encampment on UC-owned land in Albany Monday morning was arrested for urinating on and throwing dirt at an officer.

Edward Miller — the 10th person arrested at the Gill Tract farm Monday — was arrested for battery on a peace officer and trespassing at about 8 p.m. after coming down from the tree, according to the UCPD spokesperson Lt. Eric Tejada.

Tejada said officers were stationed near the tree Miller was perched in and talked to him throughout the day in an effort to get him out of the tree.

At about 3 p.m., Miller allegedly urinated out of the tree and hit an officer, Tejada said. Miller also allegedly threw what appeared to be a plant starter at the officer and hit him, Tejada added.

Nine protesters were arrested Monday morning for trespassing and remaining at the scene of a riot. One of the nine was also found to be resisting arrest.

Christopher Yee is an assistant news editor.