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8/21/2014 (2 years ago)

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Officer could face criminal charges for actions

A viral video has landed a California Highway Patrol officer in huge trouble after it was posted on YouTube.

51-year-old Marlene Pinnock is suing the California Highway Patrol after she was brutally assaulted by a patrolman on July 1.

51-year-old Marlene Pinnock is suing the California Highway Patrol after she was brutally assaulted by a patrolman on July 1.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/21/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: News, US, Legal, CHP, beating, woman, Los Angeles, photos


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The California Highway Patrol has announced that it has suspended officer Daniel Andrew after a video was posted online that showed him straddling a woman on a freeway shoulder and punching her repeatedly in the head.

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The July 1 video shows Andrew beating 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman, who was walking along Interstate 10 in Los Angeles. The graphic video also shows Andrew beating the Pinnock's face and head as she screams and struggles.

This grainy picture is taken from a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer beat a woman o

This grainy picture is taken from a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer beat a woman on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.


Pinnock has sued the state patrol agency and claims she was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold after the attack to give Andrew and the department time to cover it up.

This grainy picture is taken from a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer beat a woman o

This grainy picture is taken from a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer beat a woman on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.


The CHP's criminal investigation of the case has been turned over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, which will determine whether to file charges.

Andrew has claimed that he was simply trying to protect the woman, who was wandering into traffic lanes, he said.

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