November 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles is giving $40,000 to two women whose pickup was shot up by police who mistook their paper delivery vehicle for the truck driven by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner during his rampage.
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and the women's attorney, Glen Jonas, announced the tax-free settlement covering the pickup and other property. Jonas had rejected police Chief Charlie Beck's offer of a replacement truck because they would have had to pay taxes.
Margie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, were delivering papers at 5 a.m. on Feb. 7 when LAPD officers guarding the Torrance home of a Dorner target blasted at least 100 rounds into their vehicle. Hernandez was shot in the back and Carranza had minor injuries.
Thursday's settlement doesn't resolve personal injury and other issues.
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