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Pacoima Woman Sentenced To 15 Years For Killing LAPD Motorcycle Officer In Collision

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 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.

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