Man whose truck was shot in Dorner manhunt paid $20,000 by Torrance
(LA TIMES) A surfer whose pickup truck was rammed and shot up by Torrance police during the frantic search for ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner was paid $20,000 for the damage to his vehicle.
The payment comes more than six months after David Perdue, 38, was wrongly targeted by Torrance police Feb. 7 while driving toward the beach to surf before starting a shift at his job as a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport.
During the drive, a Torrance police cruiser rammed into Perdue’s truck and at least one of the officers in the car fired repeatedly at Perdue.
Perdue, a father of two, was not hit by the gunfire but sustained back and head injuries that have left him unable to work and with speech problems, according to his attorney, Robert Sheahen.