CHP Reaches $1.5M Settlement with Woman Beat by Officer

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it’s hard to forget the video of a California Highway Patrol officer beating a woman into the ground on the shoulder of Interstate 10 on July 1st of this year. Today, the CHP announced that a settlement has been reached for $1,500,000. The money will go to a lifetime trust for 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, who’s been diagnosed as bipolar and was reportedly off her medication. The officer, Daniel Andrew, is resigning. Pinnock’s attorney said that satisfies the two goals she set for a lawsuit against the CHP. Civil rights organizers say that’s not enough.

WARNING: The video below contains violence.

Credits

Guests:
Najee Ali - National Action Network - @NajeeAli, Rusty Selix - Mental Health Association in California

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Claire Martin