Tuesday, January 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a Torrance police officer who rammed and shot up an innocent man's pickup truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office last week cleared Officer Brian McGee of wrongdoing for the February attack, saying he made a reasonable mistake in assuming the truck was Dorner's and believed that other officers were in danger.
The actual driver, David Perdue, wasn't hit but his truck was riddled with bullets.
At the time, officers around Southern California were on alert for Dorner, a fired Los Angeles policeman who killed four people during a rampage that ended with his suicide as authorities closed in on him.
The city of Torrance paid Perdue $20,000 but he's filed a federal lawsuit.