LAPD officer gets terminated, turns into comic book villain
I think homey was actually doing the right thing being a whistle blower and them crooked *** Alonzo from training day LAPD internal investigators fired him. Smh now dude is killing their families and **** pretty entertaining read
Authorities across California are on high alert Thursday as a massive manhunt is underway for an ex-Los Angeles police officer sought in connection with the murder of a Cal-State Fullerton basketball coach and her fiance, and the shootings of three police officers, one of whom was killed.
Local, state and federal authorities are involved in the search for Christoper Jordan Dorner, 33, ex-LAPD officer and former Navy reserve lieutenant who threatened "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against police in an manifesto posted on his Facebook page.
Dorner threatened more than two dozen people -- including police officials -- in the manifesto, which promised a “violence of action,” a military term for swift, surprising, overwhelming force. Officers from around Southern California have been deployed to protect those people. In some cases, police said, those at risk have relocated for their safety.
Dorner, who has undergone training at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Va., said he was equipped with a sophisticated “Barrett .50” sniper rifle that would leave law enforcement vehicles useless. The rifles are sometimes used to stop vehicles with a round to the engine block.
Dorner said he also was carrying shoulder-launched, surface-to-air missiles for attacks to defend against “airships or gunships.”
“I have the strength and benefits of being unpredictable, unconventional, and unforgiving,” Dorner wrote.
Irvine police on Wednesday night named Dorner as the suspect in the double slaying of Cal-State Fullerton's Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, in the parking lot of an upscale Irvine apartment complex on Sunday.
Randy Quan, a retired LAPD captain, was involved in the review process that ultimately led to Dorner’s dismissal. Dorner was fired in 2009 for allegedly making false statements about his training officer, and he complained that Randy Quan and others did not fairly represent him at the review hearing.
“Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family. There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat, and sleep,” he wrote, referring to Quan and several others.
“I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I'm terminating yours,” he added.
The online postings indicated that Quan served as Dorner’s representative in the review hearing. Of Quan, Dorner wrote: “He doesn't work for you, your interest, or your name. He works for the department, period. His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar. His loyalty is to the department, not his client.”
In the document, he threatens violence against other police officers: “The violence of action will be high. ... I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”
In his postings, Dorner seemed to allude to the Irvine slaying.
“I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days,” he wrote.
Hours after authorities announced they were looking for Dorner in connection with the murder of Quan and Lawrence, the search intensified after three police officers were shot in Riverside County and Dorner was identified as a possible suspect.
The first shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Corona, where two Los Angeles Police Department officers providing protection for someone mentioned in Dorner's manifesto, officials said. One officer suffered a graze wound to the head during a shootout and Dorner fled the scene, police said.
A short time later, two Riverside officers were shot at the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Arlington Avenue in Riverside. Riverside Police Lt. Guy Toussaint said the officers were sitting at a red light when they were ambushed. One was killed, the other was still in surgery Thursday morning.
“Our officers were stopped at an intersection at a red light when they were ambushed," he said. "Because of the close proximity to the timeline, we believe there is a strong likelihood that former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner was involved in our incident.”
Another incident occurred about 5:20 a.m. in Torrance when two women were shot by Los Angeles police while delivering newspapers. Sources said the Los Angeles police detectives involved in the shooting were on protective detail for a police official named in the suspect's manifesto.
The women, shot in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue, were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase said. They were not identified. One was shot in the hand and the other in the back, according to Jesse Escochea, who captured video of the victims being treated. After the shooting, the blue pickup was riddled with bullet holes and what appeared to be newspapers lay in the street alongside.
Authorities also said they believe Dorner attempted to steal a boat from an elderly man about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Point Loma Yacht Club in San Diego, hours before the shootings in Riverside County.
The boat owner reported being accosted by a burly man who tied him up, threatened him with a gun and said he wanted the boat to flee to Mexico.
But while they were trying to get underway, a rope became entangled in the propeller and the boat was inoperable, authorities said.
The suspect fled the scene and the boat owner was unharmed.
About 2 a.m., a citizen reported finding property belonging to Dorner on a street near Lindbergh Field, not far from the scene of the attempted boat theft. The property included a briefcase and Dorner's LAPD badge.
Freeway signs urged motorists to call 911 if they saw the suspect's vehicle as officers patrolled the streets near one of the Riverside County crime scenes with rifles at the ready. Los Angeles was put on a citywide tactical alert and California Highway Patrol issued a "blue alert" for nine Southern California counties warning Dorner was considered "armed and extremely dangerous."
Dorner said in his online postings that being a police officer had been his life’s ambition since he served in the Police Explorers program. Now that had been taken away from him, he said, and he suffered from severe depression and was filled with rage over the people who forced him from his job.
Quan, 28, and Lawrence, 27, had recently become engaged and moved into the condominium complex near Concordia University, where they had played basketball and received their degrees, authorities said. Lawrence worked as a campus officer at USC.
Dorner’s LAPD case began when he lodged a complaint against his field training officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans. He accused her of kicking a suspect named Christopher Gettler. An LAPD Board of Rights found that the complaint was false and terminated his employment for making false statements. He appealed the action.
He testified that he graduated from the Police Academy in February 2006 and left for a 13-month military deployment in November 2006.
“This is my last resort,” he wrote online. “The LAPD has suppressed the truth and it has now led to deadly consequences.”
Dorner said it was the LAPD’s fault that he lost his law enforcement and Navy careers, as well as his relationships with family and close friends. Dorner wrote that he began his law enforcement career in February 2005 and that it ended in January 2009. His Navy career began in April 2002 and ended this month.
“I lost everything,” he said, “because the LAPD took my name and knew I was innocent.”
Following his dismissal, Dorner said he became alienated and alone.
He said the killings were an effort to force the police to acknowledge that his abuse of force allegations had been true and that he had been unfairly dismissed.
“I’ll be waiting for a public response at a press conference. When the truth comes out, the killing stops,” Dorner said.
—Andrew Blankstein, Kate Mather, Garrett Therold and Phil Willon
Humans are shamless creatures that carelessly ignore any misfortune that does not befall them directly. They can, and often do, turn a blind eye to all manner of wickedness so long as it does not touch them or their kin. They will bow their heads, condemning those victims for bringing calamity upon themselves, and then they will cast their eyes toward heaven in thanks while their neighbors lay dying around them.