City Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement With 2 Women Caught In Dorner Manhunt
LOS ANGELES (AP/CBSLA.com) — The city of Los Angeles Tuesday announced a $4.2 million settlement with two newspaper delivery women who were fired on by officers in Torrance during the manhunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner.
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and attorney Glen Jonas, who represents Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, announced the settlement during a news conference, according to KNX1070’s Claudia Peschuitta.
In March, the attorneys previously announced a $40,000 settlement to give the women a new truck.
Hernandez, 71, and 47-year-old Carranza, were delivering newspapers around 5 a.m. on Feb. 7 when officers opened fire on their Toyota Tacoma without warning.
Hernandez used her body to shield her daughter and suffered gunshot wounds to her back. Carranza was injured from flying glass.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck later said the officers thought the truck was being driven by Dorner who was wanted for killing four people, including two police officers, during a rampage fueled by his anger over being fired from the LAPD several years ago.
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)