In this July 1, image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles Marlene Pinnock while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her, according to a CHP assistant chief. The officer, who has not been identifi ed, has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation.

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