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Records Reveal Woman Suspected In LAPD Motorcycle Officer's Death Has Troubled Past

SUN VALLEY ( — The woman suspected of killing an LAPD motorcycle officer with her SUV this weekend reportedly has a troubled past.

Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 44, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving under the influence of a drug and being in possession of cocaine.

The Pacoima resident Saturday reportedly plowed her Chevrolet Blazer into Officer Chris Cortijo's motorcycle, trapping him between the SUV and a Honda Accord.

Bail has been set at $150,000.

This isn't Cobb's first brush with the law: In 1999, Cobb was convicted of grand theft and, in 2008, she was found guilty of petty theft with a prior. In 2012, she was convicted of possession of a controlled substance.

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Cobb's driver's license expired in 2005, but she did have a clean driving record.

Meanwhile, a memorial is growing outside the LAPD Valley Traffic Division in honor of 26-year veteran Officer Cortijo.

Just a week ago, Cortijo was named "Officer of the Year" at his station for the second time in his career.

His co-workers say Cortijo was a hard worker who wanted to keep impaired drivers off the streets.

Officer Bill Bustos said, "Sometimes I teased [Cortijo] about the glasses that he wore, the goggles that he wore, and it had a tremendous amount of impact on us seeing those glasses on the ground."


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