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UCLA police chief reassigned following mob attack on pro-Palestinian protesters

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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The police chief for the University of California at Los Angeles has been removed from his post three weeks after campus officials came under fire for their handling of a violent, overnight mob attack on pro-Palestinian activists encamped at UCLA.

John Thomas, who was formally appointed UCLA police chief in January, has been "reassigned temporarily, pending an examination of our security processes," Vice Chancellor Mary Osako said in a statement on Wednesday.

Campus police Captain Gawin Gibson was named UCLA's acting chief of police effective on Tuesday, Osako said.


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