Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.
CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday night and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the terms for The Associated Press.
FILE - In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. (AP Photo/David Diaz, File)
The settlement came after nine hours of mediation in Los Angeles.
Pinnock's attorney Caree Harper says they wanted to make sure the 51-year-old Pinnock could have financial stability for the rest of her life and wanted to make sure that Officer Daniel Andrew would not be an officer any longer.
FILE - This Aug. 10, 2014 file photo shows Marlene Pinnock during an interview in Los Angeles. Pinnock, 51, was recorded on video being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on a Los Angeles freeway on July 1. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)
The July 1 video of Andrew punching Pinnock by the side of a freeway was captured by a passing driver and spread widely on the internet and television.