Woman Arrested On Freeway Where CHP Officer Punched Her Last Year
The woman who won a $1.5 million settlement after a CHP officer punched her several times on the 10 Freeway was arrested yesterday for walking into traffic in the same area.
Marlene Pinnock was punched multiple times by former CHP Officer Daniel Andrew in July of 2014, an incident that was caught on video by a bystander, showing Pinnock walking barefoot along the 10 Freeway on the La Brea Avenue onramp before Andrew threw her to the ground and attacked.
Yesterday, at about 2:25 a.m., Pinnock was arrested by two CHP officers who spotted her once again walking along the shoulder of the eastbound 10 Freeway near La Brea Avenue, according to the L.A. Times. Police say that Pinnock tried to get away from officers by running into traffic. Pinnock, who has a history of mental illness and homelessness, was ultimately taken to L.A. County USC Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.
Andrew still hasn't been charged in the previous incident, though he did resign from his job as a condition of the settlement. The money Pinnock was to receive was supposed to go into a special-needs trust that would be set up to provide long-term care. It's unclear as to how Pinnock ended up wandering along the freeway again.