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Report Blasts UC Handling of Protests

Committee investigated at chancellor's request, condemned use of force.

Report Blasts UC Handling of Protests

Campus police are under fire again for their handling of Occupy Berkeley protests.

A report released today by a five-member Police Review Board committee castigated officers for beating and jabbing students with batons, in apparent violation of campus protocols, the Associated Press is reporting.

The committee investigated the Nov. 9 incident at the request of Chancellor Robert Birgeneau.

The report calls on the university to improve planning and procedures for handling future protests, and to set stricter limits on the use of force.

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