Although police largely performed admirably as they hunted for Christopher Dorner, poor communication, competing interests and a chaotic, undisciplined response to the wanted man’s final stand highlighted serious problems, an independent report concluded.
On Monday, the Police Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based research group, released a detailed review of how the Los Angeles Police Department and several other agencies responded to Dorner, a former LAPD officer who killed four people and injured others as he sought revenge for his firing.
The Dorner manhunt, including many of the issues addressed in the Police Foundation’s report, was detailed in a Los Angeles Times series last year.
The foundation’s report praised the overall work of the many law enforcement agencies involved in the Dorner manhunt, which spanned 12 days in February 2013. The report also acknowledged that police were forced into a complicated, deadly situation that spread across multiple jurisdictions.
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