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Woman punched by CHP officer files lawsuit alleging excessive force
Woman punched by CHP officer files lawsuit alleging excessive force

The woman punched by a California Highway Patrol officer earlier this month along the 10 Freeway has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer and head of the agency, her attorneys announced Thursday. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court, alleges that the unnamed officer used excessive force against 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock on the evening of July 1. "The punches, the brutality, the viciousness of the attack itself are all violations of her 4th Amendment rights to be free from excessive force," attorney John Burris told reporters Thursday. The lawsuit further alleges that the officer and others conspired to "suppress the facts" of the incident, and...

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