Also, Pike's notoriety lessens the likelihood that the former Marine sergeant and Sacramento cop will work in law enforcement again.
That said, Pike earned a pretty penny -- $110,243 in 2010 -- as a campus cop. The school suspended him for eight months with pay before firing him.
If Pike wanted to sue for wrongful termination, I'd understand. But workers' comp? That puts him on a par with students so traumatized by seconds of being pepper sprayed that they blew a semester.
Maybe Pike figured that if students breaking the law to protest rising tuition can cash in, so can the officer whose main crime was thinking that campus cops are supposed to enforce the law.