Calif. officer beats woman on roadside

By Anna Norris

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Calif. officer beats woman on roadside

July 4, 2014 Updated Jul 4, 2014 at 4:17 PM EDT

(CBS News) California Highway Patrol is investigating one officer's accusations of excessive force after a cellphone video emerges that shows him punching a woman in the face.

The video was shot by a driver passing by and uploaded to YouTube.

The officer is seen punching the woman on the ground more than 11 times. She does not appear to resist, but it is unknown what started the confrontation, reported CBS Los Angeles.

Watch the video here.

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