A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway cop in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.
The settlement came after a nine-hour mediation session in Los Angeles.
“When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement.
“Today, we have worked constructively to reach a settlement agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved.”
The July 1 video, shot by a passing driver, was widely circulated on social media and shocked Americans, prompting some to demand a federal inquiry.
It shows officer Daniel Andrew pinning Ms Pinnock beneath him on the grassy strip. He then unleashes a flurry of punches to her face as she lies flat on her back.
An off-duty officer helps the patrolman apply handcuffs.
Ms Pinnock’s lawyer Caree Harper said the settlement fulfilled the two elements her side was looking for.
“One of the things we wanted to make sure of was that she was provided for in a manner that accommodated her unique situation in life,” she said.
The other was that “the officer was not going to be an officer anymore”.
Mr Andrew could still be charged criminally in the case.
CHP said the officer was trying to restrain the woman because she had been putting herself and others at risk by walking on a motorway.