Women Shot in Dorner Manhunt Get $4.2M Payout

Injured mother, daughter happy with settlement

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 24, 2013 12:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two women injured when the LAPD riddled their truck with 102 bullets during the Christopher Dorner manhunt will be receiving $2.1 million each from the department—as well as a new truck. Emma Hernandez, 71, was shot twice in the back while her daughter Margie Carranza, was injured by broken glass. The pair were delivering newspapers when police opened fire without warning, having somehow mistaken their blue Toyota for a gray Nissan Titan the rogue ex-cop was believed to be driving.

The mother and daughter and the LAPD say they're happy with the settlement, though some experts say the amount is pretty high for a case that didn't involve debilitating injuries. The city, however, says the quick settlement saves it millions in legal costs—and lets it put the Dorner case behind it. "Hopefully this will put an end to the Dorner saga once and for all," a city attorney tells the Los Angeles Times. "We got out of this thing pretty cheaply, all things considered."

LAPD officers after the shooting earlier this year.
LAPD officers after the shooting earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)
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