Woman sentenced in 2014 crash that killed LAPD officer
Oct. 31, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for fatally striking a veteran Los Angeles motorcycle officer while she was high on cocaine.
Qaneak (qua-NEEK') Shaney Cobb was convicted of second-degree murder for the 2014 crash that killed LAPD Officer Christopher Cortijo.
The Los Angeles Times reports the 37-year-old from Pacoima was sentenced Monday.
Cortijo had spent nearly 27 years with the LAPD, earning accolades for his work in the San Fernando Valley.
Prosecutors said Cobb rear-ended the 51-year-old while he was stopped on his department motorcycle at a red light in Sun Valley