Southland civil rights activists Thursday urged Los Angeles County prosecutors to pursue criminal charges in the assault of a homeless women by a California Highway Patrol officer.
The CHP originally reported Pinnock did not seek medical treatment. She actually spent about a month in the hospital.
An investigator says a California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she pushed him.
Officer In Freeway Beating Video Could Face ‘Serious Charges’ As CHP Forwards Investigation To DA’s Office
The officer seen in a video punching a woman along the 10 Freeway in July could face “potentially serious charges” as the California Highway Patrol forwards its investigation Wednesday to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
“[He was] trying to beat me to death. Take my life away. For no reason. I did nothing to him.”
She said she became frightened by the officer as he was “arrogant acting with me,” her suit alleges.
Pinnock’s family wants the FBI to file an attempted murder charge against the unidentified CHP officer.
California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
Community leaders held a news conference Thursday calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct an immediate investigation into the video released of a California Highway Patrol officer beating a woman.
The video went viral and sparked outrage around the city.