Woman punched on video by California Highway patrolman thought she would die

The Words of Marlene Pinnock in an interview after her attack on July 1, 2014.

Global News

ABOVE: Video of California Highway Patrol officer Daniel L. Andrew repeatedly punching Marlene Pinnock on the side of a Los Angeles freeway (July 4). Warning: Video may be disturbing to some viewers.

LOS ANGELES – Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

During an hour-long interview with The Associated Press on Sunday – her first public comments since the July 1 incident was caught on now-viral video by a passing driver – Pinnock spoke haltingly or in a whisper, occasionally putting her hands to her temples and grimacing.

Her attorney Caree Harper frequently interrupted her and limited her responses to a reporter’s questions.

“He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me, he beat me. I felt like he was trying to kill me…

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