Do you remember back in July when Marlene Pinnock was repeatedly punched in the face and body by a CHP Officer in Los Angeles? Well, she just reached a settlement with the department on Wednesday for $1.5 million.
According to CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow, the Officer, Daniel Andrew, has also resigned from his position.
After the attack, the 51-year-old homeless woman brought a civil rights lawsuit against the department, claiming it was police brutality.
“When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution,” Farrow’s statement said. “Today, we have worked constructively to reach a settlement agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved.”
The footage of the incident was recorded on a cell phone near the 10 Freeway, which shows Andrew grabbing Pinnock, throwing her down and then violently unleashing a series of blows while she was pinned to the ground.
“I was scared for my life, cause he just wouldn’t stop beating me,” Pinnock told KTLA last month. “I didn’t know when he was going to stop.”
Allegedly, Andrew claims he was trying to protect Pinnock when she became “physically combative.” Pinnock still sticks by her story that she was simply looking for a place to sleep that night.
A special-needs trust will be arranged to make sure Pinnock’s settlement will “provide a mechanism for her long-term care.”