Women Shot by LAPD Still Waiting for New Truck
Cops mistakenly unloaded on their vehicle in Dorner manhunt
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
This Feb. 7 file photo shows the SUV that got mistakenly shot up in in Torrance, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)

(Newser) – In the heat of last month's manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the LAPD put 102 bullets into an SUV driven by mother-and-daughter paper carriers in a case of mistaken identity. Emma Hernandez, 71, and Margie Carranza, 47, survived but are still waiting for a new truck as promised from the department, reports NBC Los Angeles. The LAPD has finagled one from a local dealership, but the women would have to pay taxes on it as if it were a prize in a contest. They're balking at the condition.

"After they shot my clients ... this broken promise of a truck donation and the nonsense that followed is a slap in the face," says attorney Glen Jonas, reports the Los Angeles Times. He says the department first offered to give the women a used vehicle, but they rejected the offer. "We are trying to work it out," says a police captain.

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Mar 14, 2013 6:54 PM CDT
LA Times is reporting that the two ladies have accepted a $40,000 cash offer for their truck. This is free and clear of expected litgation over their injuries. Finally LAPD.
Mar 13, 2013 12:45 PM CDT
Doesn't the LAPD have insurance to cover this problem?
Mar 13, 2013 12:04 PM CDT
The insanely huge lawsuit which these women should have against the LAPD should more than cover their car as well as everything else. I think $20 million would be enough to cover everything. Plus, they wouldn't need a truck anymore to deliver papers. Maybe they could move to a nice bullet proof Mercedes?