LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Prosecutors declined Wednesday to file charges against eight Los Angeles Police Department officers involved in a 2013 shooting that left two women injured during a manhunt for former officer Christopher Dorner.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office cited “insufficient admissible evidence” to prove Sgt. John Valdez and Officers Jess Faber, Marlon Franco, Sergio Gramajo, John Hart, Geoff Lear, Deshon Parker and Jonathan Roman were not acting in self-defense or in defense of others.READ MORE: LA County Receives $300 Million In Federal Funds To Support School Campus COVID Testing
Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were delivering newspapers in their blue pickup truck at about 5 a.m. Feb. 7 when officers opened fire without warning.
The women’s attorney, Glen Jonas, later claimed to have counted 100 ammunition shells at the scene.
Hernandez used her body to shield her daughter and suffered gunshot wounds to her back. Carranza was injured from flying glass.READ MORE: Former MMA Fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Pleads Guilty To Vandalism
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $4.2 million settlement with the women in summer 2013.
The officers mistook the women’s pickup truck for one that was being driven by Dorner, a fugitive ex-officer who had already killed two people and then posted an online manifesto vowing to kill LAPD officers and their families.
The same day as the gunfire in Torrance, Dorner opened fire on two police officers in Riverside, killing one and wounding the other.MORE NEWS: Man Sues City, LAPD Uncle Over Projectile Wounds During George Floyd Protest
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