Marlene Pinnock settled her case against the California Highway Patrol for $1.5 million today. She was the grandmother who was savagely beaten by Officer Daniel Andrew. After getting videoed beating Ms. Pinnock, Officer Andrew also filed a mental inquest warrant holding Ms. Pinnock, who is bipolar, for an additional 2 weeks.
In his lie-ridden report, Officer Andrew used the very common yet ubiquitous charge of “resisting arrest” by falsely stating that she was “kicking her legs, grabbing the officer’s uniform and twisting her body”
Even though that was proven to be a complete fabrication on the video. Andrew is seen mounting her torso and fist-punching the grandmother in the face like an MMA fighter.
CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement agreement with AP while stating,
“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.”
If you think the tax payers of California are satisfied with paying $1.5 million because your officer could not act in a professional manner then you are very much mistaken Mr. Farrow!
One stipulation of Ms. Pinnock’s was that Officer Andrew — who has been on paid administrative leave since July — be fired. As news of the settlement began to circulate, Andrew “elected” to resign. Andrew meets with prosecutors in a couple of weeks to see if he will deservedly face criminal justice. He still could face assault charges but the likelihood of that happening is practically zilch.
Ms. Pinnock’s attorney, Caree Harper said:
“One of the things we wanted to make sure of was that she was provided for in a manner that accommodated her unique situation in life.”