The City Of Los Angeles, and its Police force, show (once again) that their ineptness knows no bounds .... Geezus, who didn't see this coming? ... This city is cant even get out of the way of its own friggin shadow properly....
Women who survived flurry of LAPD bullets have yet to get truck
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck pledged to provide a truck to Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, who were delivering newspapers when officers mistook their truck for Dorner's.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck hasn't come through on a promise to provide a new truck for two women injured by officers in pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, an attorney for the women said Monday.
Beck pledged to provide the truck to Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, who were delivering newspapers in Torrance last month when LAPD officers riddled their blue Toyota Tacoma with bullets. Dorner was believed to be driving a gray Nissan Titan.
Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza was injured by broken glass.
Beck called the shooting "a tragic misinterpretation" by officers working under "incredible tension" hours after Dorner allegedly shot police officers. He promised to provide a truck from a donor regardless of potential litigation by the women.
But Glen Jonas, the women's attorney, said they are still without a truck.
"After they shot my clients ... this broken promise of a truck donation and the nonsense that followed is a slap in the face," he said.
Jonas said the women were first offered a used truck, then a non-four-wheel-drive Ford to replace their four-wheel-drive Toyota. The women also had to agree not to sell it for a year. His clients agreed to that truck, he said.
But then the dealership and LAPD officials said the truck would be considered a prize for tax purposes, Jonas said. "Essentially, they'd have to pay taxes like they won it on a game show."...