MEMPHIS TN (FS) -- Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were delivering newspapers in Torrance on Feb. 7 when LAPD officers shot repeatedly at their blue Toyota Tacoma. Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza was injured by broken glass.
Dorner was believed to be driving a gray Nissan Titan,Now the LAPD was on the look-out for a "Gray Toyota, no no an orange pacer, no no a green vega, no no a pink cadillac". It's whatever color these idiots decide to give it. Looking at the picture above and other pictures online, this vehicle is light blue. LAPD is really tough guys when it comes to shooting defenseless women and grandmothers delivering the newspaper. Have mercy on the US Letter Carrier, or the Pizza Delivery person. God, please help the milk man.
What do you think they may be capable of if Dorner drove by in an yellow car? They will still shoot at the gray one (the blue one). And let me make it very clear -- these guys really scare me. What school did these guys attend? For some unknown reason, they did not get to class much, or that day when the lesson was on identifying car makes and colors. Must have been a really tough class.
It makes me very ill that these guys are protecting the neighborhood. First, they are color blind. Secondly, they can't shoot. Third: they call themselves police officers. If this is LA"s best -- God help us all. At times like these, Ice-T's hit recording of "Cop Killer" raises its head. I hope that they know -- there is a lot of money they are leaving on the table and selling themselves very short. But I'm sure that the DA has let them know, that it's a great day to be alive, but you are going to wake up in the middle of the night with sweats and screams that will go on for the rest of your lives. $4.2 Million is not enough money that they will be giving to the doctors and lawyers forever.
Women's settlement with LAPD in Dorner case worth $4.2 million
LOS ANGELES -- A settlement has been reached with two women mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police during the manhunt for fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.
The women injured when Los Angeles police opened fire on them during the manhunt for ex-copChristopher Dorner have reached a $4.2-million settlement with the city, sources told The Times.
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich announced a settlement had been reached Tuesday afternoon. More details were expected at a 2 p.m. news conference.
Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were delivering newspapers in Torrance on Feb. 7 when LAPD officers shot repeatedly at their blue Toyota Tacoma. Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza was injured by broken glass, an attorney for the women said.
The officers were protecting the home of a high-ranking LAPD official named in a threatening manifesto authorities said was written by Dorner, and they believed that the official could have been a potential target. Dorner at the time had already killed the daughter of an LAPD captain, her fiance -- a USC police officer -- and a Riverside police officer, officials said.
Dorner was believed to be driving a gray Nissan Titan, and there was an alert preceding the shooting that said a truck matching Dorner's was in the area.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called the shooting "a tragic misinterpretation" by officers working under "incredible tension" hours after Dorner allegedly shot police officers. Beck promised to provide a truck from a donor regardless of potential litigation by the women.
Last month, the women received a $40,000 check from the city to cover the loss of the truck.
When announcing the check had been delivered, Trutanich said the settlement was "the legal and morally right thing to do both for the individuals involved and the taxpayers of this city."