Daughter of woman in CHP beating video calls for justice

(VIDEO) California Highway Patrol Officer Beating Woman in the Head on Side of Road
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Family members of a woman who was repeatedly punched in the face Tuesday after being chased by a California Highway Patrol officer are calling for answers. 

A video of the incident spread across the Internet , prompting the CHP to put the officer on leave while it conducts an investigation into the incident.

Relatives have identified the woman as Marlene Pinnock. She was walking on the eastbound 10 Freeway near La Brea Avenue Tuesday evening when a CHP officer tried to restrain her. 

Her daughter, Maisha Allums, told NBC4 she's glad her mother didn't suffer more severe injury, and called for justice..

"He hit her over and over and repeatedly and repeatedly, she wasn't even putting up a fight," Allums said.

You can watch NBC4's interview below: 

Pinnock's attorney Caree Harper told the L.A. Times that the woman is  "not just some animal."

"She has an aunt, a sister, a brother, a father and a great-grandchild," the attorney said. 

CHP officials said that the officer had repeatedly told Pinnock not to cross the busy freeway, but his warnings were ignored. CHP Asst. Chief Chris O'Quinn told the Times his department "would leave no stone unturned" in their investigation into the incident.

 

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