Law Forum : Los Angeles Officer Will Not Face Charges For Beating Mentally Ill Woman


Aug 28, 2015
Daniel Andrew was caught on video beating Marlene Pinnock in what he says was an effort to restrain her

Daniel Andrew, the officer who was seen punching a mentally ill woman on a California highway in July 2014, will not face charges for the incident.

According to
The LA Times, prosecutors declined to press criminal charges after reviewing video and witness statements from the incident. Officials summarized Andrew, a California Highway Patrol officer, was preventing Marlene Pinnock from walking onto the 10 freeway for her own safety.

Because Andrew was alone on the evening of the incident, he was left to use required force to restrain Pinnock from harming herself, District Attorney Jackie Lacey explained in a statement.

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