Women Shot by LAPD Get $40K for New Truck

Officers opened fire by mistake during fugitive manhunt

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 15, 2013 8:42 AM CDT

(Newser) – Finding a new truck for Emma Hernandez and Margie Carranza, to replace the one shot 102 times by the LAPD during their manhunt for Christopher Dorner, has proven too difficult, so instead the city has agreed to give them a $40,000 cash settlement, reports the Los Angeles Times. Officials noted the money is just for replacing the truck, and is not part of other potential litigation the police are facing over the incident.

Carranza and her mother are supposed to receive the money within two to four days. The women had complained publicly about the delay in getting their truck replaced, after they found out receiving a new one as a gift would require them to pay taxes on it. The two women say they have been unable to work since the incident, in which Hernandez was shot twice in the back and Carranza was hurt by broken glass.

This Feb. 7, 2013 file photo shows law enforcement officers looking over the scene of an officer involved shooting in Torrance, Calif.
This Feb. 7, 2013 file photo shows law enforcement officers looking over the scene of an officer involved shooting in Torrance, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)
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