Motorist who hit protester with pepper spray arrested

Sunday incident was caught on cellphone

A 46-year-old Thousand Oaks resident was arrested yesterday on suspicion of unlawful use of tear gas after she was caught Sunday on cellphone camera pepper-spraying a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

Amy Atkisson, who was released shortly after her arrest as mandated by the California Judicial
Council’s zero-bail schedule, has not commented since the Sunday incident at Lynn Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.

Calls for her arrest began that day and were amplified Monday when v...

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