Email List Google Plus
 

Football FridayVolunteer for Feast of GivingPhoto GalleriesOn-Time TrafficGolf CardReal EstatePump Patrol
WKEF-TV ABC 22 News :: News - Top Stories - L.A. Woman Punched by Patrolman Speaks
Monday, August 11 2014, 09:43 AM EDT
L.A. Woman Punched by Patrolman Speaks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.

In her first public comments since the July 1 beating on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, Marlene Pinnock recalled being repeatedly punched in the head while being pinned by the officer.

"He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me, he beat me. I felt like he was trying to kill me, beat me to death," Pinnock told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Pinnock, 51, was released from the hospital last week after several weeks of treatment for head injuries and now slurs her speech, her attorney Caree Harper said.

Pinnock is suing CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow and Officer Daniel L. Andrew in federal court for civil rights violations. The lawsuit claims excessive force, assault, battery and a violation of her due-process rights. The CHP hasn't identified the officer, but the agency said he had been on the job for 1 1/2 years and is on desk duty pending completion of the internal investigation.

Farrow met with community and civil rights leaders in Los Angeles multiple times last month and pledged that the investigation will conclude in weeks rather than the usual months.

Sgt. Melissa Hammond, a CHP spokeswoman, said Sunday that she couldn't comment on the ongoing investigation.

The agency has said that Pinnock was endangering herself by walking on Interstate 10 and the officer was trying to restrain her.

Pinnock said she had been homeless for the last three to five years, occasionally staying at a shelter, a family member's home or living on the streets.

She said she was on her way to a place frequented by the homeless where she said she could feel safe to fall asleep.

Harper said the area was only accessible by walking along the freeway ramp.

She was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold by Andrew after the encounter, according to a document obtained by the AP.

Andrew said in his report that she was a danger to herself and wrote that "upon contacting the subject she was talking to herself. The subject began telling me 'I want to walk home' and called me 'the devil.' The subject then tried to walk into traffic lanes."

CHP investigators in July seized Pinnock's medical records and the clothing she was wearing during the encounter from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Harper said she was outraged by the violation of doctor-patient privacy and attorney-client privilege.

Harper declined to discuss the circumstances that led to the encounter or her client's medical condition.

"If in fact she did call him the devil, it's secondary to the fact that he proved to be either the devil or a close relative," Harper said. "Because he treated her in a manner nobody should ever be treated."

Pinnock is being supported by Harper to keep her off the street and is essentially "starting from scratch," her attorney said.

Pinnock said she's had nightmares about being beaten. However, she was also thankful for the support she's received and said she was indebted to the motorist who stopped to record the incident.

"Without the video my word may have not meant anything," she said.L.A. Woman Punched by Patrolman Speaks

Washington Times
Advertise with us!

Related Stories

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Morning Pledge

    Morning Pledge

    Your kids recite the morning Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Lost and Found Pets

    Lost and Found Pets

    Did you find a lost Lab or have a missing Malamute? Check out our list of Lost & Found Pets.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Dog of the Day

    Dog of the Day

    Our four-legged viewers love to see themselves on TV. Submit your pooch for Dog of the Day by emailing Morning Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy at ctmulcahy@abc22now.com.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - City Trippin

    City Trippin

    Come City Trippin' with us!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Road Trippin

    Road Trippin

    Come Road Trippin' with us every Friday morning as we discover the best places to visit that are within one tank of gas away.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Automotive

    Automotive

    Find valuable information about buying your next car, including price quotes and your latest automotive news.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - See It, Shoot It, Send It

    See It, Shoot It, Send It

    Did you catch that incredible sunset? Have a photo for your adorable child or pet? Snap a picture of breaking news? Share it with us!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Community Calendar

    Community Calendar

    Find all of the information you need on the local events, concerts, festivals and just about anything else going on in your community!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Meningitis Research

    Meningitis Research

    Learn how your 10-12 year old child can be a part of a Meningitis study, courtesy of the Ohio Pediatric Research Association!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Get in the Loop

    Get in the Loop

    LoopLane is a lifestyle community that focuses on positive healthy living, giving, and entertainment. Click here to learn more!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Community Survey

    Community Survey

    ABC22 & FOX45 conducts a general public survey of the needs, problems and interests of our community on a ongoing basis. Give us your input here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Text Club

    Text Club

    Save money by getting special offers and coupons only available to our text club members sent directly to your phone!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Real Estate

    Real Estate



  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Bay Creek Resort

    Bay Creek Resort



  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - A Feast of Giving

    A Feast of Giving

    Thanksgiving in Dayton: "A Feast of Giving" a dinner, a celebration, a community event, that can only happen because of volunteers like you. Click here to volunteer!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Community - Free Bankruptcy Evaluation

    Free Bankruptcy Evaluation

    Last year alone, more than 1 million Americans turned to filing bankruptcy to resolve their debts.Get answers to important questions here.


Top Stories List

Advertise with us!

Newsmax Headlines

Sponsored content

 
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Chefs Corner

    Chefs Corner

    We often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes.  Watch those video segments on this page.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    River Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Secrets Of A Thief

    Secrets Of A Thief

    We expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Cool Schools

    Cool Schools

    Our children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Join in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Texting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On Time Traffic

    On Time Traffic

    Get the latest traffic information and updates here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - School Closings

    School Closings

    Get the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Save Local TV

    Save Local TV

    Find out how you can save local TV right here!

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    Watch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pump Patrol

    Pump Patrol

    Find the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Political Pulse

    Political Pulse

    Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - News Links

    News Links

    These links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Menard's Around the House

    Menard's Around the House

    Menards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On the Move

    On the Move

    Get the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Good Morning

    Good Morning

    It's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Top Stories

    Top Stories

    Get up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

more »

Business News

Federal Reserve policy meeting headlines today's economic events

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve concludes its latest policymaking meeting this afternoon, and analysts will be examining their statement for any changes in tone.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News

RIHANNA-CBS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Breakups are rarely easy.

Get This

UPS-HOLIDAY HIRING

ATLANTA (AP) -- What can brown do for you?

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: COMPUTER-DRIVEN CARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- How many self-driving cars are there on the road?

Tonight on ABC 22

6:00 pm ..... ABC 22 News at Six
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... The Middle
8:30 pm ..... The Goldbergs
9:00 pm ..... Modern Family
9:30 pm ..... Modern Family
10:00 pm ... Nashville
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline
Complete Schedule»