“Almost as soon as he stepped to the lectern Thursday, new UC Davis Police Chief Matt Carmichael seemed set on showing that change is coming to his Police Department,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting.
“‘We’re going to be out meeting people and hearing about your needs and concerns. … You’re going to know us by name,’ Carmichael said at his swearing-in at the campus’s Activities and Recreation Center. He started with his: ‘I’m Matt.’
“Carmichael said his top priority will be rebuilding trust between his department and the campus community, severely damaged in the five months since campus officers sparked international outrage by pepper-spraying students during tuition protests last November.
“Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said Carmichael was her pick to replace chief Annette Spicuzza, who retired under fire Wednesday. Carmichael had been interim chief since the pepper-spray incident.”
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