California Highway Patrol videotaped beating a woman

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CALIFORNIA (CNN) – A video from a California freeway, shot by a driver, shows the officer repeatedly punching a woman in the head.

“You see it, you heard, it was like thump, thump, thump and then you see her head bouncing bam, bam on the contcrete,” said eyewitness David Diaz.

The Highway Patrol Report states that the woman posed a danger to herself and other drivers because she was “walking within traffic lanes” at times.

The woman was asked to stop, but ignored the request of the officer.

“The tape only shows a small part of what transpired,” said Assistant Chief Chris O’Quinn of the California Highway Patrol, “There are events that led up to this. Until all that’s collected and put into perspective, we aren’t going to be able to make a determination.”

The CHP says the woman, who carried no identification, was taken to a nearby hospital for physical and mental evaluation.

The police report indicated that the individual was not injured and that the officer did not notice any injuries on the individual.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative duty while the case is investigated


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