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    California police 'pummelling' of woman is investigated




    The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman.

    Video shows him straddling the woman and hitting her at least 11 times.

    Police say that the woman needed to be restrained and was endangering herself and motorists by walking on a busy road in the west of Los Angeles.

    The incident was recorded by passing motorist David Tiaz.
    "{The policeman] just pounded her," he told
    CBS Los Angeles.

    "If you look at the video, there are 15 hits. To the head, and not just simple jabs. These are blows to the head. Blows. Really serious blows. And this is ridiculous to me."

    "I find it hard to believe there [was] no other remedy in this situation."

    The officer involved in the incident is reported by the AP news agency to be on administrative leave while it is being investigated. He has not been identified.

    The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that it is looking into the details of the incident, which has been condemned by civil rights leaders.

    "As a matter of policy, every time there is a use of force by our officers, there is a review conducted to determine whether the use of force was appropriate," a CHP statement said.

    "That will be done in this case. However, since there is an ongoing investigation, it would be premature to comment on this specific video segment without reviewing the entire incident."

    When the video starts, the officer is seen trying to detain the barefooted woman, who walks a few steps away from him.

    But the officer is seen forcing her to the ground, briefly struggling with her before repeatedly pummelling her. A few moments later, a plainclothes officer enters the picture and helps his colleague put the woman in handcuffs.

    A CHP spokesperson was quoted by CBS Los Angeles on Friday as saying that the agency was trying to bring Tuesday's incident "to a just conclusion".



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    Absolutely mental. The last elbow looks like it knocks her unconscious.
    Guy thinks he's fighting an MMA match.

    But hang on, he must have been doing it for her own safety? Or maybe she was a terrorist?..or maybe America is the most fvcked up place on the planet?

    Again - you would never see this in Thailand - not in a million years. Seems to be a daily occurrence in the US these days.

    Ironically - it's the US whose under martial law in practice - not Thailand.

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    I can see this causing riots in Cali. Shits getting outta hand. It's alright though the Cali police dept's are self governed so it should be OK just like the self governed VA in the US.

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    I wonder how long it will be until a law is passed where people who video these types of events are jailed?

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    The report I read had the officer saying he did what he did for her own protection
    It is a good job she didn't resist in any way or he might have had to shoot her a few times to protect her even more !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    I wonder how long it will be until a law is passed where people who video these types of events are jailed?

    They try it on now, but who knows?

    "A CENTRAL Queensland police officer has been named on a controversial Facebook site simply for what he says is “doing my job”.
    The senior constable is furious after being branded a “tool” and “arrogant” on the Police Watch Australia page.
    The incident has added weight to a call from the Queensland Police Union to shut down the group’s “Film a Cop in July” campaign.
    YOUR SAY: Have police watchers gone too far?
    Union president Ian Leavers said the campaign was provocative and could lead to arrests.
    No other employees have to put up with cameras being shoved in their face at their workplace, so why should we?” Mr Leavers said."

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    No other employees have to put up with cameras being shoved in their face at their workplace, so why should we?” Mr Leavers said."

    It could be because most other employees don't beat the crap out of people and claim it is in the line of duty and expect to get away with it.
    Treat everyone as a complete and utter idiot and you can only ever be pleasantly surprised !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Again - you would never see this in Thailand - not in a million years.
    Of course you wouldn't, they aren't dumb enough to do it in public.

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    There is NOTHING to investigate...A video speaks a million words...Arrest the asshole for deadly assault, throw his punk ass in prison (general population) and let's see how big and bad he is then...Not to mention the fact...he is a white asshole beating on a black woman...! I read in a Cali paper that he has been getting death threats already...That was a couple days ago. Have a nice day asswipe...!

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    ya jumping fucking jesus whats wrong with people??? The dude looks like he may be suffering from a little "roid rage"! If he could not get her in handcuffs without all that then he should not be on the police force!

    its California police... hell its in the regulation book... its ok to beat a darkie... they even have legal precedence! (See Rodney King)

    I mean if the lady is wondering in traffic she have some history of mental illness, he could of handles that far differently!

    but what the hell... its the police union, he will get 6 months off with pay while they "investigate"!

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