In Los Angeles, the Civil Libertarians are asking the California Highway Patrol for a full investigation of an officer videotaped repeatedly hitting a woman on the side of a busy freeway. According to the police, the woman was walking along the highway in a way which put herself and others in danger. The officer allegedly tried to restrain her when the confrontation began to escalate. Marlene Pinnock, 51 appears in the video to try to sit up while the officer continues to punch her in the face and head. An off-duty officer is seen appearing and helps get her in handcuffs. According to the ACLU of Southern California, the officers went beyond "reasonable force" which is necessary if the subject is presenting a dangerous situation. Caree Harper is the attorney who is preparing to file suit on Pinnock's behalf. The suit alleges Pinnock's federal civil rights were violated once the officer began repeatedly hitting her in the face.