VIDEO: Woman Gets $1.5 Million from California Highway Patrol, Trooper Resigns

A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement reached Wednesday night, and the officer has agreed to resign.

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar amount.

The agreement came after a nine-hour mediation session in Los Angeles, CBS News reports.

"When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution," Farrow's statement said. "Today, we have worked constructively to reach a settlement agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved."

The statement said that Officer Daniel Andrew, who joined the CHP in 2012 and has been on paid administrative leave since the incident, "has elected to resign."

Activists are pushing for the trooper's prosecution, the Los Angeles times reports.

"Our call has always been for L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to prosecute Andrew for beating Pinnock," Project Islamic Hope Director Najee Ali said in a statement. “The settlement with her changes nothing. If anything it makes a prosecution more urgent now than ever."

 

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