Skip to comments.Cop Filmed Viciously Beating Unarmed Woman on Highway (2 VIDEO's)
Posted on 07/05/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT by PoloSec
A cellphone video emerged this weekend of a California cop appearing to brutally beat a woman for no discernible reason on the side of a highway.
CBS Los Angeles reports that the video, filmed on Tuesday evening, depicts a California Highway Patrol officer angrily crossing the La Brea Freeway, yanking a barefooted woman down, and punching her more than 11 times in the face.
As of now, the CHP says that it is investigating the incident, but said in a statement that since there is an ongoing investigation, it would be premature to comment on this specific video segment without reviewing the entire incident. They also took the woman, who lacked identification, to a hospital for a physical and mental evaluation once she was in custody.
Heres an interview with the man who filmed the attack, courtesy of CNN:
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no id?........looks like we are in Germany circa 1939............
The woman was taken for evaluation once she was in custody. Why in custody? For taking a beating?
I’m not so sure this is a brutality case.
Could be, but the cop to my eyes appears to be totally pulling his punches, and I don’t believe the woman ended up injured.
Just saying. Cops (can) go overboard in Southern Cal, but I don’t see it this time.
(just my opinion, mind you)
For bruising the cops knuckles withb her face.................
She was obviously resisting arrest, so Officer ProtectAndServe was justified in his beatdown. And after all, he had to get home safe and sound, that day.
Will the union support this beating?
That revenue collector should not be on top of a little female. That’s COWARDLY!
He’s a ()ussy!
Copspeak for "FU, we're the police"
Except she was running on the freeway.
Running on a freeway?
“Freeways aren’t free”
The important thing, as usual, is that this brave police officer returned safely home
so he could beat hell out of his 110 lb. wife and kick the chit out of his cringing dog.
You have to be crazy to want a beating!
So what you are saying is that it is perfectly fine for the cops to give someone a beating for walking on the side of a state highway?
Well I don’t know what the highways are around where you live, but around here (LA) they are not meant for pedestrians.
This happened in LA I believe. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen someone walking on the freeways in LA.
The fact that she was there, barefoot, at all certainly meant to the cop that he was dealing with someone who was either on drugs or mentally not all there, it would seem.
Now I agree the cop sort of gave it to her, but I myself (just speaking for myself here) really didn’t see brutality in his actions.
That may be because I’ve gotten used to some stuff, but it didn’t seem like it to me.
“Running on a freeway?”
Sometimes ya just gotta beat some sense into people. Its so much quicker, easier and more satisfying than simply holding them down and cuffing them then taking them to jail to let the Judge decide their punishment.
It is against the law to walk onto a freeway including a big fine.
Moreover, the plains clothes Highway Patrol officer that shows up to help indicates this might have been a stake out where prostitutes were soliciting customers on freeway offramps. When the woman evaded the officers instructions and went out onto the freeway she put the officer’s life in jeopardy of being hit by a car.
Whether the force was excessive to subdue the person resisting arrest is another issue. But an isolated video doesn’t mean much. What was the context in which this woman refuses to cooperate with instructions of the officer not to go out onto the freeway and evade arrest? And is it a woman? We don’t know do we?
I have no choice: I now support the off-shoring of all American jobs directly to China. Just to get back at you for saying the above.
I think what he’s saying is you gotta beat a woman once in awhile to knock some sense into her. Its for her own safety. Its not brutality if you are just teaching her a lesson. I bet she stays off that freeway from now on.
I shoulda known I would catch some flack.
He was a (bit) rough, but I didn’t see him really whaling on her.
He seemed to me, to be completely pulling his punches, just trying to get her under control quickly.
Considering she was running barefoot on a major metropolitan freeway, would seem to mean she was unpredictable.
I am not defending the guy, except to a degree. He seemed to me anyway, to be doing his job.
Again though this is just one opinion. Thanks for your comment.
The moment you are straddling someone punching down at them, you are the aggressor. Period. There is no set of circumstances short of wrestling for the cop’s gun (which she was obviously NOT doing) that would justify beating her about the head. He was not acting as an LEO at that moment, and he should be charged to the fullest extent of the law. If a cop can do that and not be charged, then there is no law at all in the US today...
If a relative of mine had died in a pileup because no one felt like pacifying her forcefully, then I would have done a lot worse than punch her a dozen times in the face.
Well that could be.
I’m not a regular watcher of law enforcement.
I could be totally wrong.
Hey! It’s a war on (Pick your cause dejour)! It’s not Nazi like when we do it! It’s all perfectly legal. We have laws against those people you know.
Have you ever tried to subdue a psychotic? Put your membership in the Rodney King fanclub aside for a moment and inquire further into the circumstances.
Wow, I’ve seen brazen before, but you just won some kind of cosmic award for it - the kind that sticks to your soul for all eternity.
Not to say he might have been able to accomplish the same without blows to the face, but that is an effective way to disable struggling person long enough to cuff them.
Can you post a link to the story which verifies that this woman was a dangerous, suicidal psychotic? I think I missed it.
I hear ya, sometimes a cop’s gotta do what cop’s gotta do. As long as he was pulling his punches 10-15 hits in the face probably just got her attention.
I’m sure at the police academy they teach you to grab women and throw them down on the ground and ground pound them MMA style just as long as you pull the punches. That’s the trick ya gotta pull those punches so you just bruise em up but don’t actually break their jaw. Gives em something to think about. Ya know. And if they get a brain bleed well they shouldn’t have been out walking on the freeway. Its not safe.
She might have even enjoyed it!/s
and ye walnut tree....
....the more ye beat them the better they be.
I don’t know.
Could be, or maybe not.
I often agree these sorts of videos do indicate excessive force.
Could be this time, or maybe not.
Not sure this time.
The cop doesn’t have a dog - cops shoot dogs. Now if he had a kitten ....
Yeh you’re right sometimes ya just gotta pop em a few hundred times. Especially when they are half your size and not resisting. Well except to put their hands up to ward off your blows.
If it was you or yours you might have another opinion on that
Yeh some women like it rough especially on the side of the freeway. Besides it was for her own good. (sarc) :-)
Oh, it was more than 200 punches? I guess I only saw one minute of a three hour film.
“I could be totally wrong.”
Bingo! The correct answer.
I’m not sure.
The woman was running barefoot, in the middle of the day, on a major metropolitan freeway, in Los Angeles.
That is pretty darned weird. All I am saying is, the cop who was the one who was faced with that, was dealing with someone who was clearly less than completely mentally stable, either she had taken drugs, or was otherwise out of it. Yet she was quite physically able to resist.
I don’t know. Just saying.
Maybe, maybe not.
My Mom (RIP) had a number of relatives in Cali. She always called it the "land of fruits and nuts"
You think those punches are pulled, “totally”? Even if they appeared to be, why would the cop pull his punches? What purpose would that serve?
Well let’s see, I could say it’s blazingly clear that he was hitting her multiple times, full force, in the head, potentially lethally, with malice and rage, without any self-defense excuse, that the country is outraged and that you’re one of the most obvious and sickening paid shills to ever hit the net.
Yes, I could say that. But I don’t know in this case it’s hard to say, other times maybe, but this video is not so clear...
It’s the blur, I think. The blur of his black-gloved fist smashing into her head over and over and over and over and over and over... If only he hit her more slowly, I could be sure, but in this case, all I can see it’s the rapid pistoning of his arm into her face and it’s so... confusing... what can it mean... there must be some way to understand this...
Well the woman was reported not to be injured, following the incident.
At least that is what I heard.
I agree this doesn’t look great. But in my opinion under the circumstances, I don’t really know what his options were.
“The woman was taken for evaluation once she was in custody. Why in custody? For taking a beating?”
From what I understand this woman has mental problems. She was on the onramp to the freeway, walking on the freeway and probably why the calls to the police. Not a good idea to be walking down a freeway. Now as to the beating it looks like overkill to me.
Hey I’m with you Bubba. Sometimes ya just gotta knock some sense into a woman. They just gotta learn to obey. It was for her own good. Sometimes a good whoopin is what a woman needs to make her learn how to act. She will thank that cop later when she gets out of the hospital and has her thinking set straight.
“Well the woman was reported not to be injured, following the incident”
Well alrighty then. No harm no foul. Hey I know why don’t you lay down on the side of the road and give me 10 free shots. I promise to pull my punches. Whaddaya say?
From this video, we only see what happens after she is on the ground and she was clearly combative in the video. I am sorry but a small popscicle does not make an ice cream. Yeah its like that. You guys are saying like she was laying there like a rag doll and the officer was punching here with all his might into the head. This was not the case. Look at the woman’s arms and what they are doing rather than at the officer. Some could say she was being defensive and they could be right and others could say she was being combative and they could be right. The way most of the posters are acting, they would not look behind the curtain to see the wizard. Look behind the curtain because there is more to this than just this video. Near the end of what is shown from the (gag me as I say this) CNN link, the officer is attempting to get up off the woman but the guy who says he took the video says there was more. He also says in traffic with engines running and his windows rolled up he could hear her head hitting the ground. Something is not right about this guys story here. The window is clearly up due to the reflection that can be seen. Don’t know about you but in rush hour traffic it is sometimes difficult to hear things outside my car designed to baffle most external noises.
While I am not making judgement here as to what is seen in this video but the race card will be played here like the rodney king case especially since the woman is the polar opposite skin tone of the officer. The station that played the link is definately trying to fuel that fire. You mark my words on this as this is SOP for them.
I will wait until the curtain is pulled back to reveal the little man behind the curtain before making a judgement here. People who purport to be freepers and coming to an emotional judgement based on cliff notes there has to be irony here.
Next thing you know people will start saying the sky is falling and the red queen will want to lop off everyone heads.
Thought this was FreeRepublic not DU!
Oh look, tag team.
I don’t know if the cop got carried away.
All I know is freeways in LA are not for pedestrians.
They are crowded, they are (quite) fast, and there is never. Ever. Even one person out there strolling around.
Not even with shoes on. People just do not walk on LA freeways. Ever.
All I am saying is, this officer was dealing with a very unusual, potentially very dangerous situation.
Mid-day, with traffic zooming by. A woman who was barefoot, was out running in traffic.
That is darned unusual.
Just saying. I’m not ready at this point to say he wasn’t justified in what he did.
He may not have been. All I am saying is, it’s a very serious situation.
He was clearly dealing with someone who needed to be stopped.
He stopped her. From what I (understood), without injuring her. Nor was anyone else injured.
So I’m not sure.
That is all I am saying. I’m not sure.