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Feds consider probe into CHP beating captured on video, sources say
Feds consider probe into CHP beating captured on video, sources say

The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a request for an independent investigation into the California Highway Patrol officer who was recorded on video punching a woman along the 10 Freeway, an FBI spokeswoman said. Federal officials are considering opening their own inquiry into the incident, according to law enforcement sources who were familiar with the case but not authorized to speak publicly. Local civil rights activists sent a letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. this week, asking for a formal, independent investigation into the officer who was seen punching 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock at least nine times near the freeway's La Brea Avenue exit. A passing motorist...

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