Sunday, July 6
(Los Angeles, CA) -- A video of a California Highway Patrol officer hitting a woman to prevent her from walking into traffic is getting national attention. The officer has been put on leave while the department investigates. A witness recorded a video of the officer pinning the woman to the ground and punching her in the head at least eight times by the side of the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles Tuesday. The woman is being held at a mental health facility for evaluation.