ABC 7 Los Angeles
May 10, 2012
A woman, who says she was blinded when a police officer used pepper-spray at close range, is speaking out for the first time.
Monique Hernandez has been blind since the Feb. 21 incident and doctors say she’ll probably never see again.
She was undergoing a field sobriety test in her Beaumont neighborhood when there was a dispute, and Beaumont Officer Enoch Clark allegedly fired his pepper-spray gun in her face at close range. Hernandez says her deepest regret is that she can’t see her 10-year-old daughter.