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Woman punched by CHP officer arrested again on same freeway

Woman punched by CHP officer arrested again on same freeway

A woman captured on video last year being punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the 10 Freeway was arrested Tuesday and taken in for a mental health evaluation after she ventured  into traffic on the same stretch of roadway, CHP officials said.

Marlene Pinnock, who received a $1.5-million settlement after the controversial incident in 2014, was taken into custody about 2:25 a.m. after two officers found her wandering on the right shoulder of the eastbound 10 Freeway near La Brea Avenue, Sgt. Joe Nunez said.

Pinnock has long struggled with mental illness.

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