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

(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."

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Apr 24, 2013 2:22 PM CDT
No one in any position of 'Leadership' within the upper echelons of the LAPD, nor any of the Police that actually fired the shots that destroyed these ladies vehicle, will be punished in any way. Actually there is a probability that they will be promoted, you may well ask why? the answer is that the Governing Body for the LAPD is Democratic controlled. Obama sets an excellent example in so far as he also refuses point blank to acceppt any and all faults/Crimes/omissions/ Stupidities committed while he 'supposedly' held & is holding the reins of Power within the USA.
Apr 24, 2013 8:24 AM CDT
lapd is guilty of murder. the leadship needs to be prosecuted and this case demonstrates how vililanty the department is
Apr 24, 2013 6:37 AM CDT
The payout won't do any good unless some part of it comes out of the paychecks of the trigger happy cops. Even if it's only $10.00 a pay, they need to see that deduction on their check stubs for the rest of their police careers as a reminder.