The women injured when Los Angeles police opened fire on them during the manhunt for ex-cop Christopher Dorner have reached a $4.2-million settlement with the city, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich told the LA Times.
Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were delivering newspapers in Torrance on Feb. 7, when officers mistook their blue Toyota Tacoma for Dorner’s gray Nissan Titan. Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza sustained minor injuries from broken glass.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called the shooting “a tragic misinterpretation” by officers working under “incredible tension” hours after Dorner allegedly shot police officers.
Trutanich told the Times the agreement was a “no brainer because the costs were going to skyrocket.”
“We got out of this thing pretty cheaply all things considered,” he said.