1. California Highway Patrol officer Daniel Andrew could face serious charges after he was caught on videotape assaulting a 51-year-old woman by the side of a highway on July 1.
CHP investigated the incident, and forwarded all information to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office on Wednesday. The district attorney will now determine whether or not to press charges.
4. The July 1 beating of Marlene Pinnock was captured on video and sparked public outrage.
“He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me, he beat me,” Pinnock told the Associated Press. “I felt like he was trying to kill me, beat me to death.”
While his case was being investigated, Andrew was ordered to desk duty. He has now been removed from duty and put on administrative leave.
In his report of the incident, Andrew said that Pinnock was “a danger to herself” and had attempted to walk into traffic lanes.
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