LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) — The family of a woman seen on a cellphone video repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer want authorities held accountable for “beating a great-grandmother in broad daylight,” according to a Los Angeles attorney.
“We want the focus to be what he was doing to her, not what she was doing” prior to the confrontation, said attorney Career Harper, who said she is representing the family. “She was getting beat like an animal. No one should ever be beat like that.”
The video shows the woman struggling and trying to sit up while the officer pins her down on the side of Interstate 10 and punches her in the face and head until an off-duty law enforcement officer appears and helps him handcuff her.