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Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer Calls CHP Incident "Tragic"

South Los Angeles, CA - Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Chair of the Subcommittee on Public Safety, which covers the courts and law enforcement agencies for the state, called the apprehension and beating of Marlene Pinnock by a California Highway Patrolman "Tragic and calls for an immediate investigation. On that video tape, it was clear that the number of blows to the head that the officer struck Ms. Pinnock with looked like police brutality."

He added, "We have a huge homeless population and many suffering from mental illness, but that's even more reason that our law enforcement must be better trained and law agencies should be equipped with specialized units to respond to such people – we can't just beat them into submission."

[Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. is a Democrat representing areas of South Los Angeles and the communities of Huntington Park, Walnut Park and Florence-Firestone.]



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