CHP Commissioner Promises Swift Action In Investigation Of Officer Who Punched Woman On 10 Freeway

CBS Los Angeles

CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — The California Highway Patrol commissioner met behind closed doors Tuesday with civil-rights activists about a disturbing video of an officer in a confrontation with a woman along the 10 Freeway.

Commissioner Joseph Farrow is promising swift action as the victim’s family prepares to sue.

“We stand here recognizing the fact that we are a wounded organization,” Farrow said.

Marlene Pinnock as she appeared in a 2009 photo. (credit: Pinnock's attorney Caree Harper) Marlene Pinnock as she appeared in a 2009 photo. (credit: Pinnock’s attorney Caree Harper)

“I saw the video on July 3 around 5:00 in the afternoon. It was e-mailed to me. I saw it for the first time and my response, as well as the entire command staff, was one of grave concern, if not shock,” he said.

KCAL9’s Kristine Lazar reports Farrow said the investigation will take weeks rather than months.

CHP remains the lead agency in the investigation and has called in the Los Angeles…

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