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Activists seek civil rights probe into CHP officer's beating of woman
Activists seek civil rights probe into CHP officer's beating of woman

Los Angeles civil rights activists on Tuesday asked the U.S. Attorney's civil rights division to open a formal investigation into a California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on cellphone video beating a woman on the side of a freeway. The footage of the officer repeatedly punching Marlene Pinnock in the face came to light on July 1 when it was posted on YouTube and got picked up by local television news outlets. The video, shot by a passing motorist, shows the unnamed officer pinning the 51-year-old grandmother to the ground and landing at least nine blows after she was found walking on the 10 Freeway. The CHP has said the officer was trying to keep Pinnock...

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