Maisha Allums

Maisha Allums (left) tears up as attorney Caree Harper (right) describes how her mother, Marlene Pinnock, was repeatedly punched this month by a California Highway Patrol Officer.

Inglewood, Calif. – In a live interview Tuesday on KJLH-FM’s Front Page, Maisha Allums, the daughter of Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old grandmother who was seen in a video that’s gone viral being beaten by CHP officer Daniel L. Andrew on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, says that her mother is going to need long term care.  The interview took place a few days after Pinnock’s attorney filed an amended complaint alleging her client’s civil rights were violated.

“She’s gonna need some long term care,” said Maisha Allums about her mother’s recovery.  “She’s never been beaten like this before.  As far as the lumps or swelling or anything like that, it is starting to go down—but she’s gonna need some care.”

When asked about the CHP’s response that her mother wasn’t hurt Allums said, “I couldn’t understand it.  I mean you saw the tapes for yourself.  I don’t understand how can someone not be hurt taking a pounding from a man that’s two times her size.”

Here the full interview here:


Hosted by Dominique DiPrima, since 1992 the Front Page has been Los Angeles’ number one rated daily talk radio show focused on current affairs, news, and politics from an African-American point of view. The show can be heard on-air in Los Angeles and in surrounding counties between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on 102.3 FM and online at  Owned by Stevie Wonder’s Taxi Productions, KJLH-FM is the leading broadcast radio station for African-Americans and urban consumers in Southern California.