Skip to comments.CBS2 Exclusive: LAPD Chief Announces He’s Reopening Case That Resulted In Dorner’s Termination
Posted on 02/09/2013 8:22:03 PM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has just announced hes reopening the case that resulted in accused cop killer and former officer Christopher Dorners termination.
Im not doing this to appease him. Im doing this so the community has faith in what the police department does, Beck said in an exclusive interview Saturday with CBS2s Pat Harvey.
In a 20-page manifesto posted on Facebook, Dorner allegedly vows revenge against several former LAPD co-workers whom he claims ended his career.
This investigation has already been reviewed at multiple levels If I have to redo something or deal with an issue I will deal with it publicly, said Beck, adding that interviews about the case cannot legally be made public for the interviewers safety.
The police chief said Dorner has not reached out to him in any way.
He stressed that if Dorner were to contact the police department and surrender he would guarantee his safety.
CBS News reported Saturday that investigators found weapons and cold weather survival gear inside the burned-out truck belonging to Dorner after it was located in Big Bear. Several law enforcement agencies have been scouring the area for the triple murder suspect.
Im not going to comment on what was recovered. Im not going to comment on where we think he is or what we think hes doing, said Beck, who added that would be revealed in time.
Harvey mentioned that thousands of people are publicly supporting the triple murder suspect on a Facebook page.
Im surprised about it. Ive been doing this for 36 years and not a lot surprises me, Beck said.
The manifesto includes dozens of targets and warned that their families will be harmed.
I will utilize every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordinance and survival training Ive been given, Dorner writes. You have misjudged a sleeping giant.
The manifesto goes on to say, I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, Im terminating yours.
Beck said the situation is putting tremendous stress on those officers and their families.
We have protection details for 50 families. Imagine having to go through your daily existence like that, knowing your family was the target of a trained assassin like Dorner It is absolutely unthinkable, the police chief said.
Beck said he is putting all the departments resources into finding Dorner.
This is not just about cops, this is about all of us. There is a small, small portion of the population that puts themselves at risk for the benefit of society, and when theyre attacked, it puts the rest of the population under attack.
I will do everything it takes to capture Dorner and to keep our police officers and the city safe, everything it takes.
At the end of the interview, Harvey asked Beck why he chose to grant her the interview exclusively. The police chief explained that he had a good relationship with the CBS2 anchor and thought she was a fair journalist. He said he also wanted to reach out to the African-American community, who Dorner claims is unfairly targeted by LAPD officers.
It may also have to do with Dorner praising Harvey in his manifesto: Pat Harvey, Ive always thought you carried yourself professionally and personally the way a strong black woman should. Your articulation and speech is second to none. You are the epitome of a journalist/anchor. You are America.
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All this does is tell the troublemakers that if they commit acts of violence they get their way. How long until Djorner’s supporters start rioting? Never give in to terrorists.
Psycho warfare. One psycho talking indirectly to the other psycho.
Those “jack boots” are after a man who murdered three people. Better hope you don’t run into Djorner while he’s running from the police. He may falsely assume you are one of those trying to get in his way of hunting down innocent people.
All it took for them to “support” Dorner him was to be made aware
that he was a big Obama supporter (also a fan of a multitude of other loose-cannon Lefty commentators.) Think of how little it took for multitudes to support O.J. right up to and through
his murder trial. This kind of “nullification” has been given new life through four years of Obama;s Presidency. We’re back to 1995 and the perennial loathing of the LAPD. I admit I haven’t read what this guy’s “supporters” have said on Facebook, and don’t think I want to.
He stressed that if Dorner were to contact the police department and surrender he would guarantee his safety.I hope Dorner doesn't take him up on that offer.
The fact is, any of us is more likely to be killed by a cop tonight
I am sure a thorough review of the case will find that Dorner was indeed unjustly terminated. He will be reinstated with back pay and all will be forgiven if he just turns himself in at the closest precinct.
That is because there are many cops and only one Chris Dorner.
Of course, I don’t have a paper route, so I may be safe
Again, asking because I don't truly know about the manifesto piece to all this.
As well, dumb people don't plan egress routes which this guy has so far done.
That scpr article gives a pretty good run down on just who he is and insight into why he is —
The two police officers are on leave pending a further investigation. There was also one other incident of a police officer firing on a vehicle. Why color a whole force as bad based on the actions of these three officers?
That’s a great point.
By and large, police have been doing more damage across this country with no-knocks and their perfumed princes par non-excellence SWAT teams than citizenry.
This is turning into a disaster for the gun grabbers. But I see you are on board.
WHICH IS WHY I AM ON THIS THREAD!! WHERE did the manifesto actually COME FROM?
As to your other points, You seem to see law enforcement as some how mightier than the private individual based on your own words. They are not. They are YOU and ME and they exist BECAUSE of our local tax dollars. They are beholden to US and US alone. Get rid of many of the laws that coddle the criminals and penalize the private land owners and guess what? No need for such "Police Actions" like we agree upon; no-knocks and para-military SWAT teams screwing up all over this country. Stat's? A laugh, exactly WHO are getting your stat's from? The departments? haha...okay. City Council? bwahaha...even better, the one's who don't WANT sued. I bet you have NO idea that entire vice departments in this country are operated and run based on seizures alone. Go look THAT stat up and then come back and tell me who is in the business of keeping up business.