Judge: Oriana Farrell not off the hook in lawsuit

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TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge is not allowing a former state cop out of a lawsuit after he was caught on dash cam video shooting at a woman’s minivan with her kids inside.

Oriana Farrell was pulled over near Taos in 2013.

After driving off, a confrontation followed that led then state police officer Elias Montoya to open fire. Montoya was fired.

Farrell filed a federal lawsuit against Montoya and state police for endangering her kids.

Montoya argued he was afraid people in the car were armed, and he shouldn’t be included in the lawsuit.

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