If I Were To Interview Lt. Pike, What Would You Want me to Ask?

Lt. John Pike is the face of the UC Davis pepper spray incident, but we haven't heard a word from him since it happened.

Not only are we unsure where Lt. John Pike is at the moment, but also no lawyer would allow him to speak after he was so badly slammed in the Reynoso Task Force’s pepper spray report.

Let me make clear that this is purely hypothetical, but if I had the chance to interview , what would you want me to ask him? Comment below. 

The Reynoso Report also slammed Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Chief Annette Spicuzza, but at least we’ve heard from them since the incident. We haven’t heard a peep out of Lt. Pike – who has essentially become .

If you (or I) were to sit down with Lt. Pike to ask him a few questions, what would you want asked? List as many questions as you’d like in the comments below. I’ll get the conversation started with my own.

It’s worth noting that the found that the MK-9 model of pepper spray Lt. Pike used was not an authorized weapon for UC Davis Police:

“Lt. Pike bears primary responsibility for the objectively unreasonable decision to use pepper spray on the students sitting in a line and for the manner in which the pepper spray was used.”

With all of this in mind, what would you want me to ask him? Please comment below.

Justin Cox April 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM
If that high-grade pepper spray was not authorized for UCDPD, where did it come from?
Justin Cox April 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Followup questions: Did you bring it from home? Did Chief Spicuzza know you had it?
Eric A. April 14, 2012 at 03:04 AM
What made you think it was OK to use OC, a weapon you had no training in on how to properly use? How would you feel if it was your son or daughter who was sprayed point blank in the face and eyes and what would you say to the officer who did the spraying?
Carlos Villatoro April 14, 2012 at 07:26 AM
awesome graphic!
michelle cameron July 01, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Are you blaming the police chief or the chancellor or the students or the occupy movement for your bad judgement? Have you accepted responsibility for your actions? Are you ready to say you are sorry? Would you be willing to be sprayed in the face with pepper spray to show you accept responsibility?


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