Christopher Dorner's Firing Wasn't Racist, Lawyer Says LAPD Was Justified In Axing Rogue Ex-Cop
A review of Christopher Dorner's firing found that there was no racism involved. A lawyer who reviewed the information told the Associated Press Tuesday (June 4), that the LAPD was justified in letting go of the rogue ex-cop.
Results of the review were released on Dorner's birthday.
The former officer went on a killing rampage earlier in the year, accusing the department of racism and other inappropriate actions. In an online manifesto he blamed his former employers for fueling the violence.
He was fired in 2009 for falsely accusing his partner of kicking a handcuffed man who was mentally ill.
The Huffington Post reports:
Civil rights attorney Connie Rice said the lengthy examination found no basis for allegations of racism and bias that Dorner made in a manifesto vowing revenge on his former colleagues and their families.
Authorities said Dorner killed four people, including two law enforcement officers, during a weeklong rampage in February that involved a massive manhunt and ended with his apparent suicide in a mountain cabin following a gun battle with police.
The findings, which are expected to be made public this month at a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting, concluded that Dorner had a history of embellishing stories, misperceiving slights and making bogus complaints against his fellow officers, Rice said.
He took more than twice as long as most officers to complete his training, was nearly incomprehensible during the hearing over his firing, and only filed a complaint against his training officer when he learned she gave him a bad performance review, Rice said.
The department said in a statement the review had not been finalized.
"Any comments or conclusions about the contents of the review are premature," it said. "The LAPD will announce the review once finalized."
Police Commission President Andrea Ordin said the report still needed to go to the inspector general for review and then to the Police Commission.
After less than two weeks on the run Dorner carjaked a man leading to authorities cornering him inside a California cabin, which was set on fire. The carjacking victim sought $1 million from the state but was denied.