Dorner Manhunt: Details Emerge About Past of Suspected Murderer

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) — Details are emerging about the life of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer who has virtually declared war on members of the LAPD, their families and other police officers.

The manhunt for the 33-year-old Dorner, a double murder suspect and alleged cop killer, continued Friday in the Big Bear area.

Dorner tells much of his life story in his “manifesto” against the LAPD, focusing repeatedly on conflicts with others from grade school through high school and college, in the navy and eventually as an LAPD officer.

His manifesto names dozens of people he feels treated him wrongly, their names now being redacted by the LAPD to protect former teachers and officers who are now believed to be his targets.

After Cypress High School and Southern Utah University, where he played football and graduated with a BA in psychology, Dorner joined the navy in 2002.

In 2005 he entered the LAPD academy, where he choked another cadet who used a racial slur. An incident Dorner refers to in his manifesto, adding he wished he had killed him.

But it was in San Pedro where officer Dorner, working as a rookie cop for the LAPD Harbor Division, accused his training officer of excessive use of force on a suspect.

In 2007, Dorner reported that as he was handcuffing a suspect his training officer “kicked the suspect twice in the chest and once in the face.” Which he says “left a visible injury on the left cheek below the eye.”

That incident eventually lead to an inquiry.

An investigative panel ruled that Dorner was lying and he was eventually fired from the LAPD.

All of Dorner’s LAPD days were under former Chief Bill Bratton, who says he has no particular memory of Dorner.

-Jim Nash reporting.

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52 comments

    • MIkenan2

      I am sure Bill Bratton doesn't remember. As public figures they meet thousands of people and it would be impossible to remember everyone. I totally understand because I work at a hospital and meet many physicians but within a week or so, I don't remember their names!!

    • Anonymous

      ur an idiot. Do you know how many people he has met and interacted with over his career? It's like being upset that a celebrity doesn't remember meeting a fan despite the fan getting a photo and an autograph.

  • Justified

    The cops who shot those civilians need to be arrested TODAY. Not tomorrow. But everyone knows they will walk which is why so many have lost respect for law enforcement.

    I want someone to justify why our local law-enforcement look like wannabe soldiers. The pictures they show could be from any nation under a tyrannical regime.

    Back off the 2nd amendment. If you disarm the paramilitary aka local law-enforcement then you can TALK to us about our rights under the 2nd amendment. As long as the police are armed and there are bad apples in the force, we as civilians should be as armed as they are.

    • Find Dorner

      It’s so obvious which people commenting have been arrested by LAPD before…yes you. Yours was the most ignorsnt comment so far about gun control issues. Go back to your hole.

  • Retired USAF

    Sorry but he's full of *#@! How could you not remember a huge black cop with biceps as bug as a person's thighs! I think I'd definitely remember shaking that man's hand. Great pic Anonymous!

  • laurie d

    What I have never understood was, why can lapd shoot and kill our youth in the back and they NEVER go to jail? I do not agree with Mr Doener killing monica and lawrence but I can justify the shooting of the other 3. Again, lapd always, always is quick to shoot, kill than ask questions!

    • laurie d

      In addition to my previous comment, lapd has "blue line" ( code of secrecy). I believe officer teresa used excessive force and instead of being investigated, she was promoted! W T F. If I could only speak to mr doerner I sure would give him a hug and listen to "his side" and thank him for having guts.

        • Bob

          you an off duty cop doing your part by mocking others instead of addressing their arguments.

          Think for just a little, and I know cops aren't asked to do that very often.

          The reasons people are responding in support of Dorner is that they have witnessed policy brutality.

          I don't live in LA, but I personally witnessed the cops stealing money from friends, and then denying they took anything.

          Why on earth should I stand around and be victimized by the system setup to protect me? Only beta fools are victims, the rest of us will fight back.

          F that

          F the police!

          You reap what you sew you short term thinking idiots!

  • KimchiAddict

    Look up Dorner and Church money. Yep, found and returned 8k cash. Would the LAPD do this? Nopem they shoot 71 year olds instead.

  • Luscious

    I just want to say that I commend Christopher Dorner for taking a STAND against CORRUPTION AND RACISM………If you are a MINORITY you are judged and discriminated against, and he(Donor) REFUSE to go unheard. The public is NOT HIS TARGET!!!!! He is a TRUE example of an individual TELLING THE TRUTH and no one wants to believe or even want to heard from a MINORITY when it’s going against WHITE PEOPLE. I have been there and I know how it feels to be telling the TRUTH and no one will believe you. Well Chris I BELIEVE YOU and thank you for being OUR VOICE AND ACTION!!!!!!!

    • Find Dorner

      Your rant about white people shows you to be most racist of all. You and people like you are the reason racism still exists today.

      • Luscious

        @Find Dorner, i am FAR FROM BEING A RACIST, but im not BLIND OR NAIVE to the FACT that RACISM and CORRUPTION still exist especially at LAPD. You will never experience it because you are NOT A MINORITY of any kind, but if it happens to you, you feel DEGRADED from the inside out, and constantly have to encourage yourself to NOT TAKE IT PERSONAL……Again, you will NEVER have to experience it but what about the people that have to live that reality just to SURVIVE. Dorner chose to STAND UP AND FIGHT and I commend HIM for that!!!!!!!

    • Gertrude

      Reading the comments of so many being anti LAPD my thought is-if LAPD is that corrupt, and just targeting minorities unjustly, for no reason why has the media not been contacted, ACLU or any other organization, NAACP, and investigation(s) been started. In this day and age there are no secrets anywhere. We are all an open book. Do not tell me the problem is bigger than all of the options combined. There are more good cops out there than bad. If you break the law the police will be called.That is how our society works. I am not naive, I know there are so many options out there. The murder of innocent people can not be justified.

      • bob

        Because they're part of the same power system that the cops are protecting. Why won't the media dig into the basics of his claims….. because the narrative of this story will need to be focused on Dorner being crazy, and not that the LAPD lies, steal's and hurt like the criminals they through away.

    • Bob D

      While there is corruption in the LAPD, Going on a killing spree is NOT the right response or a way to fix it.. This sort of response is only going to make the corruption worse.

      • Luscious

        @Find Dorner, i am FAR FROM BEING A RACIST, but im not BLIND OR NAIVE to the FACT that RACISM and CORRUPTION still exist especially at LAPD. You will never experience it because you are NOT A MINORITY of any kind, but if it happens to you, you feel DEGRADED from the inside out, and constantly have to encourage yourself to NOT TAKE IT PERSONAL……Again, you will NEVER have to experience it but what about the people that have to live that reality just to SURVIVE. Dorner chose to STAND UP AND FIGHT and I commend HIM for that!!!!!!!

        @Bob yes, i agree with you totally………

    • moralme

      You just used a racial slur. Believe it or not whoever you are… there is a lot and I mean a lot that goes around in LA. Where have you been under a rock?

    • Luscious

      @jade there you go……….you are EXACTLY what Donor is talking about. I BET you wont use THAT WORD in the face of a BLACK PERSON………What I'm saying is that you PROVOKE people and are surprised when someone(Donor) RETALIATE/SNAP…………YOU WILL LEARN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Go Tran

    As soon as people with grudges against LA cops realize that if they act now, Dorner will probably get the blame, things will likely go downhill, there.

  • nbv

    Bratton was the most narcissistic chief LAPD has ever had. Of course he didn't remember him, Bratton used to look through people. He would walk through the Divisions like he was a King… Parks was just an idiot.

  • guest

    So how r they protecting the people on the list ,I mean do their nabers have to summit to car checks everytime they leave and come back home, is there cops at the ends of the block and their stopping all cars without an address on that street.I say get them all together in an out of the way Motel surround it with cops, have their food sent in,(you know the good stuff) have bed checks every hour are so to make sure everyone is safe and save on some of that 12 hr. over time and wait this guy out I WOULD FEEL SO MUCH SAFER FOR YOU ALL.

  • Bob

    Can the good cops use this to make stand and tear down the blue wall of silence.

    Don't you feel disgraced to wear the uniform when some twisted bastard in the same uniform steals and abuses others?

    Why do you guys have this problem? Is it possible for you guys to have some perspective on this?

  • nonbob

    This is how the system is setup. When they can victimize people without repercussions then eventually something like this happens. It doesn't have to be this way. If the LAPD periodically purged their numbers of violent criminals then the people would stand with them. Wouldn't you feel more pride in wearing the uniform if you knew the people supported you?

    • George Hilbert

      "…purged their numbers of violent criminals…" Do you realize that they don't have the recruiting budget to accomplish that? They already paid out thousands of dollars per violent criminal and then they would have to pay out thousands more to replace each one, with what? Another violent criminal?

      More than likely, each one would be described by his superiors as "a good cop." Notice that is the description given by superiors for every cop accused of something before even they are forced to fire him (and then he is hired by another police organization).

  • Jaydee

    Before you get all uppity about LAPD..try understanding that they come from among the BEST of our citizens..that means you. Don't believe it…try the recruitment process and see how far you get. Go on…try it.

  • babs

    I am stunned at how many people blame the police for the actions of this lunatic. No one is saying there are no bad cops out there but targeting and killing the kids? why is that ok? this guy seems to use race for everything that ever happened to him. He needs to be found and locked up like the murderer he is.

  • Backatya

    I don't believe nothing more they post negatively about Dorner, still pixs, etc., training videos, trying to turn the public against him. We know he's not right for what he did. And so the LAPD are not right for what they did. The story's been told. Just catch him, if you can, and prosecute the other PD officers that shot onsight and overhaul the LAPD.

  • SaveRSpace

    Having seen how the (il)legal system works in Saratoga Springs New York and the dishonest police department here, I believe Dorner was not supported when he decided to be a whistleblower. His colleagues in the force obviously retaliated by ruining his life being more interested in lying and protecting their own skin, rather than supporting one isolated moral and ethic cop.

  • Anonymous

    Let Dorner’s action be an EXAMPLE for ALL to remember!! There’s too many cops out there who acts like they’re KING just because they wear a badge. NO ONE IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. I’ve seen it. Believe me..I’ve never been in trouble with the law. I grew up in a white home, now a 35 year old professional female. RIP DORNER.

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