LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney representing two women accidentally hit by police gunfire during the hunt for a fugitive ex-police officer said he expects the city of Los Angeles to pay his clients for their trauma or else face a federal lawsuit.


Attorney Glen Jonas said Emma Hernandez, 71, and her 47-year-old daughter were shot by LAPD officers in Torrance last week while they delivered newspapers from their pickup truck.

Police thought the truck could belong to Christopher Dorner, a former officer who has sworn vengeance on some of the LAPD’s officers and families for his firing.

The victims were taken to the hospital with injuries and later released.

Police Chief Charlie Beck has since apologized and promised the women a new truck.

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