*The two women shot by Los Angeles police during the Chris Dorner manhut will receive $4.2 million after settling with the LAPD.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the agreement will save the city tons of money.
Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were delivering newspapers in Torrance on Feb. 7 when LAPD officers shot repeatedly at their blue Toyota Tacoma. Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza’s hands were injured by either broken glass or shrapnel, attorney Glen Jonas said.
At the time of the incident, officers were protecting the home of high-ranking police official named in Dorner’s manifesto. By that time, he had already killed the daughter of an LAPD captain, her fiancé, and a Riverside police officer.
Jonas said his starting point for the negotiations was $15 million or $16 million, but said the agreement insured that the women received a timely payment and avoided potential risks of going to trial, says the Times.
“I have a 71-year-old client. You think she wants to risk the appellate court reversing it for one reason or another?” Jonas said. “$4.2 million means a lot more to her today than potentially $7 million 10 years down the road.”