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.