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Woman Punched Repeatedly by CHP Officer Filing Lawsuit

Woman Punched Repeatedly by CHP Officer Filing Lawsuit
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 9:43am by KFBK News

The homeless woman captured on camera being repeatedly punched by a CHP officer in the Los Angeles area is filing a civil rights lawsuit over the incident. And asking for a criminal charge as well.

"We are urging the FBI, which is why we're here, to press attempted murder charges against the officer," Caree Harper, attorney for Marlene Pinnock said. 

A passerby captured Pinnock being thrown to the ground and punched roughly a dozen times by a CHP officer along the Santa Monica Freeway on July 1.

Pinnock's attorney says such punches could have killed the woman, who did nothing to deserve such a beating.

The CHP is still investigating the incident and is not commenting on the lawsuit.



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