LA Police to Reopen Case Into Firing of Mass-Murdering Former Cop
Would someone please explain this…
Los Angeles police today announced that they would reopen the prove into the firing of Chris Dorner, the former cop who went on a killing rampage this week. Dorner was fired in 2009 for lying and had a history of violent angry outbursts.
Police say ex-cop Dorner was bent on exacting revenge after he was fired. (LA Times)
The LA Times reported:
Los Angeles police announced Saturday that it would reopen the investigation into the firing of Christopher Jordan Dorner from the LAPD, apparently prompting Dorner’s vengeful rampage that has left three people dead.
Chief Charlie Beck is reopening the investigation because he wants “to insure the public that the LAPD is fair and transparent,” Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a late-afternoon news conference at LAPD’s headquarters downtown.
Dorner was stripped of his badge in 2009 after a police disciplinary board found him guilty of making false statements against his training officer, Teresa Evans. In August 2007, Dorner accused Evans of kicking a mentally ill man during an arrest in San Pedro.
The internal affairs investigation concluded that she had not kicked the man and that Dorner’s statements were false.
Dorner has killed three people, including a Riverside police officer, and injured others in a campaign to take revenge on those he blamed for his dismissal from the LAPD, police said.
At Saturday’s news conference, Smith also announced that a special task force was being formed to investigate the Dorner case. Other agencies on the task force will include the Irvine police, Riverside police, the FBI, the U.S. marshal’s office and other agencies.
DOCUMENT: Chief Beck’s statement regarding Dorner
Also, authorities revealed that Dorner’s burned-out truck found on a mountain road in Big Bear last week had a broken axle and that weapons were found inside.
What a bizarre move.