He was awarded $38,000 for the trauma and suffering he experienced as a result of this event. You remember the photograph and probably the video. It was November 18, 2011: A UC Davis cop pepper sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters. The protesters received approximately $30,000 in a settlement with the University.
John Pike, the police officer, received $38,000. He was also on paid leave for eight months before leaving the force in July 2012.