Errant LAPD shooting in ex-cop hunt out of policy

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/04 4:09 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civilian oversight board has found that eight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fired on two women during a manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner violated department policy.

The Police Commission's decision Tuesday follows an earlier settlement in which the city agreed to pay the pair $4.2 million.

Margie Carranza and her then 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, were delivering papers around 5 a.m. on Feb. 7 when LAPD officers guarding the Torrance home of a target named in an online Dorner manifesto blasted at least 100 rounds at their pickup.

Hernandez was shot in the back and Carranza had minor injuries.

Dorner had vowed warfare on Los Angeles police officers and their families for what he called an unfair firing.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.