CHP trooper accused of excessive force after video emerges
A video shot on the California freeway by a driver has raised question about whether he used excessive force on a woman. The video shows as a California Highway Patrolman punches a woman over and over on the side of the highway. The video was shot by stunned driver David Diaz. "You see it, you heard, it was like thump, thump, thump and then you see her head bouncing on the concrete." Diaz said. "I seen 11 (punches) on the video, he took more shots than that, I think it was about 15 shots to her head," The California Highway Patrol report says the woman posed a danger to herself and other drivers because she was "walking within traffic lanes" at times. When officers asked the woman to stop she continued "ignoring the officer's command" and ultimately the reports says she "becomes physically combative".California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris O'Quinn says the tape only shows a small part of what transpired during the incident. "There are events that led up to this. Until all that's collected and put into perspective we aren't going to be able to make a determination," O'Quinn said.
The officer has been put on administrative duty while the case is being investigated.
(Video source: CNN)