Marlene Pinnock Receives $1.5 Million Settlement from California Highway Patrol

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The 51-year-old great-grandmother was seen being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer in July.

Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old great-grandmother who was seen being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer last summer, will receive a $1.5 million settlement from the agency.

“When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution," CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement cited by KTLA. "Today, we have worked constructively to reach a settlement agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved."

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In addition to Pinnock's settlement, The Associated Press reports that the Officer Daniel Andrew will also resign.

A video capturing the great-grandmother's bout with police brutality on July 1 went viral, sparking public outrage across the country. Watch the footage of the incident below at your own discretion.

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