Lawyer: No drugs, booze in woman beaten by officer

I am so sick of this abuse I can’t come up with words to express it! This behavior is out of control. Many officers may be suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) (without ongoing treatment) while acting out of fear in the communities they are supposed to serve and protect. Every police officer especially needs a health coach and a therapist to support them as they perform their daily duties.  

Atlanta Daily World

Marlene Pinnock, Caree HarperMarlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, Caree Harper during an interview Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Pinnock, a homeless woman was beaten by a CHP officer in July 2014. Sunday was Pinnock?s first publicized interview since the incident, that was videotaped. (AP Photo/John Hopper)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer said tests show she had no drugs or alcohol in her system.

Drivers who called 911 before the incident said 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock was barefoot on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway or attempting to cross lanes of traffic and appeared high or drunk. One caller said she appeared ?loaded.?

Attorney Caree Harper said Pinnock has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the homeless woman was off her medications for roughly two to three months when the July 1 altercation occurred.

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