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Marlene Pinnock, the homeless woman seen captured on video being beaten in July by a CHP officer, will get $1.5 million to settle her case.
The officer identified in federal court papers as Daniel L. Andrew will resign as part of her settlement.
The 51-year-old Pinnock said she was walking along and minding her own business when the officer, who said he was trying to restrain her to keep her from walking into traffic, tackled her and punched her repeatedly in the face.
Activists and lawyers for Pinnock welcomed the settlement but said they would push for a prosecution. “We want him in prison,” Caree Harper, who helped secure the deal after nine hours of negotiations with the California highway patrol, told reporters. “I’m not done.”
originally posted by: FraggleRock
So it appears the lawyer who helped negotiate this settlement will push for prosecution. Whether it will eventually happen though is anyone's guess.
originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
If the woman had been pounding on the officer like that do you think anyone would have to "push" the District Attorney to take action?
originally posted by: Bedlam
It would be so much more effective if the money came out of the cop's personal estate. Or if it came out of their general budget, or retirement.
If the taxpayers have to pay for the cop's malfeasance, and he never gets the "bite" on his own personal ass, no feedback has occurred.
On the other hand, if his buddies lose their bonuses this year, and they're told why and who, things will take care of themselves a lot faster.