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Woman Injured After Being Hit by LAPD Cruiser on Venice Beach

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A woman is recovering after she was hit by a Los Angeles police cruiser on Venice Beach, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The incident occurred on Sept. 7 near Windward Avenue and the Venice Beach Boardwalk. The car hit the woman as she was reportedly sunbathing, officials said.

A police report was filed and the woman suffered minor injuries, according to LAPD. A man at the scene said he witnessed the entire incident.

"The lady was laying down on the beach and the cop car just ran her over," the witness said. "I guess they just weren't looking."

Video shot by witnesses shows the woman being transported to a local hospital with bruises and scratches on her arms and back. She was later released, according to the LAPD.

The officer who hit the woman is on full active duty in Venice, LAPD added.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department are shown in witness video attempting to stop the filming of the accident.

“The incident was dealt with administratively," said Officer Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department about the confrontation.

The Department issued the following statement on Monday night:

"The video in question was brought to the Department's attention on the day it was first posted online. While we understand the desire of our members to protect the privacy of medical patients, we know that must be balanced with the public's right to document our work. We have taken steps to remind our members at that fire station of the issues involved in this incident and we continue to assist the residents and visitors of Los Angeles whenever we are called upon."

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