LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Commission has determined that eight officers violated department policy on the use of deadly force when they opened fire on a pickup truck in Torrance during last year’s manhunt for former officer Christopher Dorner.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Tuesday afternoon announced the conclusion of an internal LAPD review of actions taken by officers when they shot at two women delivering newspapers last year. The L.A. Times first reported the story.
Margie Carranza, 47, and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, were delivering newspapers around 5 a.m. on Feb. 7 when officers opened fire on their Toyota Tacoma without warning, attorneys said.
The city ultimately reached a $4.2 million settlement with the women last April in addition to a $40,000 settlement for the loss of their pickup truck.
While the Police Commission panel initially recommended the officers be cleared of wrongdoing, Beck overruled the…
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