CHP officer recorded punching woman in the head on freeway
September 25, 2014
The California Highway Patrol is paying out $1.5 million to a 51-year-old great-grandmother who was punched in the head repeatedly by an officer on a Los Angeles freeway. [Huffington Post]
On July 1, Marlene Pinnock was walking on an Interstate 10 on ramp near La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles for an unknown reason. CHP Officer Daniel Andrew chased her down, threw her to the ground and punched her several times in the head.
A passerby recorded the incident.
“He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me, he beat me,” Pinnock said. “I felt like he was trying to kill me, beat me to death.”
A CHP investigator initially said that Pinnock resisted arrest by pushing Daniel, who was trying to keep her from oncoming traffic.
But, Daniel has since resigned, and the CHP has agreed to create a special needs trust to pay for Pinnock’s long-term health care.