LAPD Reopens Dorner’s Dismissal Case As Search Continues

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced that the department is reopening an investigation into the firing of Christopher Jordan Dorner.

According to his manifesto published online, Dorner’s 2009 dismissal from the department is apparently fueling his rampage across Southern California that has killed three people.

Beck said he was not reopening the case in order to appease Dorner.

“He’s not opening it because of the accusations,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said about Chief Beck’s decision. “He’s doing it because he wanted to ensure the public knows the LAPD is fair and transparent.”

Police say that Dorner has killed three people and injured others in a campaign to take revenge on those he blamed for his dismissal from the LAPD four years ago.

Investigators are scrutinizing a conspiracy-laden manifesto published on what they believe was Dorner’s Facebook page.

The screed threatened “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” against police officers and their families, saying that Dorner has no choice but to kill to reclaim his damaged reputation.

Police accuse him of killing the daughter of a retired LAPD captain and her fiance, who were found shot to death last Sunday in a car in Irvine. While on the run, police said, Dorner shot three police officers, one fatally, in Riverside County.

No one has seen Dorner or his tracks since his truck was found in Big Bear on Thursday and local residents are beginning to believe he got out of town before police locked down the area.

“Dorner’s actions may cause a pause in our increasingly positive relationship with the community but, it will not stop our commitment to provide courteous, professional and constitutional policing to each individual this Department makes contact with,” Beck said in a statement.

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  • thinkaboutit

    Remember people, you will only get the reward if Dornan is "arrested & convicted".

    Since LE will make sure he's dead before he's arrested, the reward is just a carrot they are dangling.

    It is just a ploy to get YOU to do their dirty work.

    Instead of housing all those threatened in the manifesto in ONE place and guarding that ONE place, THEY have put their neighbors and immediate community throughout Southern California at risk of being shot. Not by Dornan but by the very nervous and trigger-happy LE protective detail that we taxpayers are footing the bill for.

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  • ...

    The fight for justice against corruption is never easy.

    It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children.

    In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.

    Frank Serpico

  • sayitagain

    Beck, Bratton and those named in the manifesto are protected and safe while placing their neighbors and their immediate communities in harm's way.

    The neighbors and communities are not threatened by Dorner, but by stressed out, nervous cops who are being forced to wear a target on their backs and have already gunned down innocent civilians.

    If I were one of these cops forced to protect any of these corrupt buffoons, I would be seriously asking myself if Beck, Bratton or anyone named in the manifesto would be so willing take a bullet for me.

  • S4287

    To a certain degree I agree with you. I believe that there is room for change witin an organization for the better. But I don't think that the problem here was the system, it was a guy that wasn't all up there. His manifesto is nothing more than the views of an arrogan fool that did not like taking orders from a female training officer. People are saying ex-cop, he never successfully completed probation and only made a report of miscoduct after he received a negative probation rating. The miscoduct incident happen way before and only reported it once his ass was on the line. He should be treated for the coward terrorist he is……S4287

  • hello

    The LAPD owes Riverside an apology for allowing their corruption to kill a Riverside officer.

    And the LAPD owes their good officers and the public an end to that corruption.

  • FPD

    For all of you cops who prefer to beat disabled people and citizens in general without the inconvenience of having your "work" come under scrutiny, The Fullerton Police Department is hiring.