Happy Independence Day. Here is a cellphone video shot last Tuesday showing one of California's finest assaulting a woman walking along a freeway meridian:
The California Highway Patrol is on it, because that's standard operating procedure. Via NBC Los Angeles:
"The California Highway Patrol (CHP) just became aware of the video today and we are investigating the entire incident," according to the statement. "As a matter of policy, every time there is a use of force by our officers, there is a review conducted to determine whether the use of force was appropriate. That will be done in this case, however, since there is an ongoing investigation, it would be premature to comment on this specific video segment. After the investigation is completed it will be reviewed at multiple levels within the Department."
The CHP did not immediately say what prompted the initial encounter.
No arrests appear to have been made, naturally.