OAKLAND — A judge on Tuesday temporarily barred the University of California from releasing a report about the pepper-spraying of student protesters by police officers at UC Davis.
During a hearing in Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Evelio Grillo issued a temporary restraining order requested by the union representing officers involved in the Nov. 18 incident.
The judge ordered the university to allow the union's attorney to see the report and scheduled another court hearing on March 16, when attorneys for each side will argue the merits of the case.
A task force investigating the pepper-spray incident was scheduled to release its findings and recommendations online and discuss the report at a public meeting Tuesday.
But its chairman, former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, delayed the report's publication after learning the union planned to seek a restraining order.