Video has surfaced of a barefoot woman wandering on the eastbound Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles in broad daylight. A California Highway Patrol Trooper approached her, pinned her to the ground, and while straddling her, proceeded to punch her in the head upwards of eleven times. The woman was not armed. At a point in the video the woman put her hands up to try and protect her face. She is a black, 51-year-old great grandmother. He is a white cop who said that he was protecting her from walking into oncoming traffic who is now on paid administrative leave.
But nothing can justify the savage beating this woman took. David Diaz, the motorist who caught the incident on video explained:
‘The most animalistic, most brutal way to subdue someone is to pound someone’s head into the concrete with really big blows to the head,’ Diaz told ABC7. “‘There was no weapons – it’s obviously excess force,’ he continued. ‘He starts really letting loose… He starts pounding down on her face really hard. He doesn’t try to grab her hands first.’
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