Christopher Jordan Dorner Nightmare Fallout: $40,000 to Ladies Whose Truck Cops Shot Up

Remember those two ladies whose truck and, in the case of one, selves were shot up by Los Angeles Police Department officers freaked out during the manhunt for presumed cop killer-turned-charcoal briquette Christopher Jordan Dorner? The City of LA has agreed to cut Emma Hernandez and Maggie Carranza a $40,000 check to pay for the blue Toyota Tacoma turned into a Swiss cheese template as the mother and daughter tried to deliver newspapers to whoever subscribes to those things in Torrance on Feb. 7.

Police "say" they believed Dorner was inside the truck, which brings to mind the old Saturday Night Live skit that had cops firing on suspects before yelling "Freeze!"

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The city is also to pay the taxes on a new truck originally promised by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and attorney fees. But though City Attorney Carmen Trutanich marveled during a press conference Thursday how quickly and easily the agreement came together, the deal does not preclude the women from filing a civil suit.

Dorner's murderous spree is believed to have begun Feb. 3 with the fatal shooting of an Irvine couple, which included the daughter of a retired LAPD captain who along with other cops from the agency were targeted in the suspect's freaky online manifesto. Increasing the air of uncertainty during those dark days was the shooting death of a cop in Riverside, where a second was also injured by gunfire, and two LAPD detectives who were fired upon in Corona.

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Ryan Mccormack
Ryan Mccormack

the officers feared two women that weren't black or men... or dorner....

Nat Richards
Nat Richards

The 40k is only for the truck, there is still a lawsuit in the works which will undoubtedly be in the millions. What I found absurd was the City Attorney (Trutanich) made the point (repeatedly) during the press conference that "the city was not admitting liablity" by making this settlement.....REALLY!!!! There is absolutely no doubt in anyone's minds who is resposnsible, therefore liable, for the wounding of these women....it's LAPD. Yes, the officers were in fear for their lives, but they are still responsible for their actions.

Jason Guthrie
Jason Guthrie

I'd want at least $20K for EACH bullet those assholes hurled at me!

Brian J. Arra
Brian J. Arra

Dorner would have come from dead to buy them a new pick up truck before CharLIE'S Army. Lol

Fred G. Sanford
Fred G. Sanford

The pigs put over 100 bullets into that truck. Paranoid much?

James Mossman
James Mossman

A million dollars? Do you realize that taxpayers pay that bill? I agree that they should be compensated for their loss but the amount should be reasonable and not a lottery ticket prize.

Gerard Iribe
Gerard Iribe

They're still in pending litigation. No way are they just settling for 40k.

Jonathan W Myers
Jonathan W Myers

wow. 40k. i'd be looking for a lot more than that. especially if it was coming from LAPD.

Janina Uhmm
Janina Uhmm

What the fuck?? That's all????? After almost having my culo look like swiss cheese, i would hope it was 40,000 each.

Angelita Salas Head
Angelita Salas Head

These monies are only for the truck, they still have other pending litigation and will certainly be compensated for the incident.

Tony RI
Tony RI

what the f...40 g only...their lives were in danger cuz some pigs went crazy..they should supend all those idoits who shot and give the ladies at least a million

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

I cant believe they settle for such a low number.

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

They might find that money useful after the U.S. deposits them in Matamoros one day soon. 

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

@James Mossman If youre concerned about taxpayers you would be advocating the repeal of the Police Officers Bill of Rights POBOR which is used to protect dirty and incompetant cops and as a weapon against citizens.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@paullucas714 That's just for the truck.  I'm sure they will be getting millions, rightfully so! 

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@JBinOC What the hell is that supposed to mean? Neither of them have been identified as illegal immigrants.

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