Prison for Woman Who Killed LAPD Motor Officer

A judge in Van Nuys sentenced a woman Monday to 15-years-to-life in prison for killing an LAPD motorcycle officer in Sun Valley.

Qaneak Cobb pleaded guilty to second degree murder October 19 for the driving-under-the-influence crash in 2014 that caused the death of Officer Chris Cortijo (left).

Cobb was indicted two years ago on charges of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence, and drug possession, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said she was under the influence of cocaine when she rear-ended Officer Cortijo at the intersection of Lankershim Blvd. and Saticoy St.

Cortijo was assigned to a Valley DUI task force and was on his way to investigate another DUI incident when he was hit.

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