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Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:05 PM

 

LA settles with women fired on in Dorner manhunt

Source: Seattle PI

LOS ANGELES (AP) The city of Los Angeles reached a $4.2 million settlement on injury claims by two women who were hurt when police mistakenly opened fire on them during the manhunt for disgruntled ex-cop Christopher Dorner, an official said Tuesday.



Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/LA-settles-with-women-fired-on-in-Dorner-manhunt-4457048.php



$4.2M... nice.

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Reply LA settles with women fired on in Dorner manhunt (Original post)
jberryhill Apr 2013 OP
AtheistCrusader Apr 2013 #1
Scairp Apr 2013 #2
onenote Apr 2013 #4
AnotherMcIntosh Apr 2013 #16
Mr.Bill Apr 2013 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #27
Mr.Bill Apr 2013 #28
Downwinder Apr 2013 #3
jberryhill Apr 2013 #5
FreeBC Apr 2013 #19
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #6
rocktivity Apr 2013 #7
xocet Apr 2013 #8
AtheistCrusader Apr 2013 #9
jberryhill Apr 2013 #10
onenote Apr 2013 #11
jberryhill Apr 2013 #14
onenote Apr 2013 #15
Enrique Apr 2013 #13
Smilo Apr 2013 #18
olddots Apr 2013 #17
CreekDog Apr 2013 #20
jberryhill Apr 2013 #22
liberalmuse Apr 2013 #21
jberryhill Apr 2013 #23
heaven05 Apr 2013 #24
Sunlei Apr 2013 #25
TinkerTot55 Apr 2013 #26
Ash_F Apr 2013 #29
harmonicon Apr 2013 #30

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. I hope the officers that did it are no longer officers.

I don't recall any follow-up on that.

What a horrifying, painful thing to go through.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:19 PM

2. Ha, hope away

I can almost guarantee they are certainly still in uniform and probably out on the streets, just like nothing happened. And let me tell you, the coverage of this incident was almost perfunctory. It's like the old days here again, with cops getting away with literal murder and the media barely mentioning it. Note that this is a link to a paper in Seattle, not The Times, where it should have gotten the most coverage. I've barely seen anything about it.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 05:43 PM

16. x2

 

If they even suspended the cops, they undoubtedly suspended them with pay. It's just standard operating procedure.

After the Rodney King episode, they even gave promotions to some of the cops who were involved with it.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 05:04 PM

12. If it's like most of these cases in California,

they will be placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, and will be found to have acted "within departmental policy" and will get their jobs back.

I've lived in California for over 50 years, and I don't remember any cop being found guilty of any wrong doing when shooting a citizen, except for the BART cop that shot and killed that unarmed kid they had on the ground. And trust me, he would not have been found guilty of anything if someone didn't take a video of the incident. He's already out of jail. He did less than one year, I think, for a low level manslaughter charge.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 09:13 PM

27. Remember Richard Prior talking about "the LAPD choke hold" in his act?

 

"Oh shit! He broke!"

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 09:15 PM

28. Yep, sure do.

"Yeah, it's okay, says right here in the manual..."

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:23 PM

3. Generous with tax payers money.

Going to come out of the LAPD budget?

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:26 PM

5. Depends

 


I would imagine that liability insurance for a police department is a thing of wonder.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:00 PM

19. Bad cops cost taxpayers money

 

Stress that with your conservative acquaintances when discussing police abuse issues since it's the only thing they care about.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:30 PM

6. They were almost gunned down delivering newspapers early in the morning.

I sincerely hope that money will help them put their lives back together and that it opens opportunities for continued well-being from here on out. I believe both of them were shot and the back of the truck was absolutely riddled with bullets.

PB

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:33 PM

7. They also got $40K for the damage to the truck.

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And I hope the money is over and above their lost wages, medical bills and legal fees.

But the cops settled because they knew they didn't have a chance of winning -- not when all the plaintiffs would have had to do is present these exhibits:



The back is bullet-riddled...





...and here, you can see that the truck is in the middle of the street -- there wasn't even an attempt to pull them over.


rocktivity

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:41 PM

8. One should recall that during that search a surfer was fired upon as well...

It is to be hoped that he too will get a large settlement.

Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity
Torrance police say the man was driving a pickup resembling the fugitive's. The incident happened just after the LAPD fired on women delivering newspapers nearby.

February 09, 2013|By Robert Faturechi and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times

David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.

Seconds later, Perdue's attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.

His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more. But the pickups were different makes and colors. And Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He's several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is white; Dorner is black.

"I don't want to use the word buffoonery but it really is unbridled police lawlessness," said Robert Sheahen, Perdue's attorney. "These people need training and they need restraint."

...


http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/09/local/la-me-torrance-shooting-20130210

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Response to xocet (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:51 PM

9. That was the guy driving the Honda Ridgeline.

That's not even a truck. No moreso than a Subaru Brat or a Volkswagen Rabbit 'Pickup'.

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Response to xocet (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:58 PM

10. "said Robert Sheahen, Perdue's attorney"

 

We can assume this is going to end well for Mr. Perdue.

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Response to onenote (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 05:30 PM

14. WTF?

 

I was simply pointing out that the posted article states he has an attorney, and I assume he is well represented, in response to a query as to whether he will be appropriately compensated.

Typical contingent fee arrangements run as high as 45%.

Where do you get anything out of what I wrote that suggests he is not being treated fairly, etc.? I suggested it will likely end well for Mr. Perdue - the victim.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 05:35 PM

15. Sorry. I misread. Am deleting.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 05:15 PM

13. it was cute how they initially offered to buy them a new truck

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Response to Enrique (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 06:59 PM

18. On the proviso the women paid the taxes on it

grrrrrrrrr.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 06:00 PM

17. Do they see a quarter of that figure between the two of them ?

 

The police were very amped up , Dorner was ex police and military with inside info .

They are lucky look at that truck ( wrong model and wrong color) .

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:03 PM

20. You said "nice" but I don't think it was "nice" to get shot

just saying.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:10 PM

22. Some people do it for free

 

People get shot at every day.

My "nice" was directed to the size of the settlement. I would not have predicted a number that high. You normally think of some multiple of actual damages - lost wages, medical, ongoing incapacity (psychological or otherwise)... etc. But this seems to indicate the defense was genuinely worried about how high punitive or exemplary could go.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:05 PM

21. Shoot at me...please!

(Kidding) I'm glad for them, actually. Never thought I'd say this, but, good job, LAPD.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:12 PM

23. There is a theory of testing damage awards

 

I once heard a lawyer propose that the test for damages should be to run an ad in the paper offering to do to someone whatever was done to the plaintiff, and then to pay them the proposed damage amount.

"If a line forms that's more than a block long, then the award is too high."

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:19 PM

24. well

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:21 PM

25. Those poor woman, I'm glad they settled fast. Those police should have their pay docked for life.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 07:47 PM

26. "...mistakenly opened fire.." ...

....my arse.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 09:29 PM

29. How about jail time for the cops too?

Only the taxpayers should pay for their crimes? Not that the taxpayers shouldn't pay anything, they have some responsibility for electing a chief that doesn't know how to run a department.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 12:10 AM

30. Not as nice as not getting shot by the police for no reason. (nt)

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