This is an update to the story, “CHP patrolman videoed beating homeless black woman by roadside” located here.
Reported at 10p.m. tonight on KTLA 5, a settlement has been reached in the case.
The woman who was beaten received a $1.5 million award. The lawyer for the woman said the family’s concern was that she would be taken care of for the rest of her life.
Also, the officer involved in the beating (who was alone at the time) has resigned from the CHP. This was included as a condition of the settlement.
The following statement was made by CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow:
“When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution. Today, we have worked constructively to reach a settlement agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved.
I am thankful to the attorneys representing both sides who worked cooperatively and diligently to resolve this civil lawsuit.
The bulk of the settlement establishes a special needs trust for Ms. Pinnock to provide a mechanism for her long term care. Additionally, Officer Andrew has elected to resign.
I very much appreciate the trust the public has placed in our organization to address this issue and resolve it responsibly.”