Motorist captures violent encounter between officer and woman on freeway

A motorist used his cellphone to capture what appeared to be the violent arrest of a woman on the 10 Freeway in California on Tuesday.

KTLA reports the video showed the woman walking along the freeway when she was approached by an unidentified California Highway Patrol officer.

The video shows the officer walked up behind the woman, grabbed her, knocked her to the ground, straddled her body, and punched her repeatedly.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating to determine whether the use of force was appropriate.

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