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Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner Accuses LAPD Of Racism, Says Killing Spree Will Bring About “Substantial Change”


While authorities continue their search for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, more about his motivation for shooting cops, and killing a couple has been revealed.

According to his manifesto, the shooting spree was brought on by racism, and other injustices he witnessed while on the force.

He wrote more than 10,000 words about the LAPD, asserting that they never took action against incidents of police brutality, and racism. Instead, Dorner claims to have had his name ruined by being wrongfully accused and fired, for speaking out.

From Police Online:

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.

You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen.

I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decree should never have been lifted. The only thing that has evolved from the consent decree is those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff, and executive positions.

Throughout the manifesto, Dorner outlines several instances where he fought against the corruption within the LAPD, but was ignored. One account accuses an officer of using excessive force by kicking a suspect in the face and chest, actions of which resulted in no disciplinary action.

Dorner also had a front-row seat to a co-worker using the n-word to describe a Black person, causing the former Navy reservist to choke the officer.

Fully aware that his story may be distorted and disputed, Dorner encouraged the media to look into the aforementioned incidents, and his past. “Journalist[s], I want you to investigate every location I resided in growing up. Find any incidents where I was ever accused of being a bully. You won’t, because it doesn’t exist,” he wrote.

“I want all journalist[s] to utilize every source you have that specializes in collections for your reports. With the discovery and evidence available you will see the truth. Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That’s what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name.”

The LAPD has announced that it will not investigate any of the claims in the manifesto. They have put up check points, and ordered armed SWAT teams to walk through neighborhoods knocking on doors in search of Dorner. His car was found yesterday burned and abandoned in a wooded area, but he remains on the loose.

Photo:  LAPD

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  • comeon…

    I believe him. I think the corruption he is speaking of is absolutely true (and probably worse) and anyone that has had any encounter with LAPD would agree. They have a horrible reputation and most of the force is far from worthy of wearing a badge.

    With that said, what he is doing is NOT the answer. He has clearly hit a breaking point and doesn’t care if he dies – which is what makes this so scary. But can we not ignore the LAPD’s reaction? Shooting up any pick up truck in site because their “stressed” – its ridiculous. People are being warned “not to drive their pick up trucks” – WTF?? If anything they are proving his points, that they are incompetent and have no clue how to do their job. GET IT TOGETHER LAPD!

    And my other question is, obviously what he is doing is wrong and not the answer to bring about change, but what is? There is physical, video, audio, etc evidence of LAPD just doing wrong after wrong and no one is getting in trouble. Rodney King was beaten to a pulp ON TAPE and those cops got OFF. There is a PROBLEM here, so what IS the answer to fix it? Or is it beyond fixing and us citizens are just going to have to be careful and hopefully not need any help from a police officer for anything…..

    I sincerely hope they capture this guy before he hurts anyone else, but I also hope that there can be a change in the LAPD as well.

    • the fact that the LAPD specifically said we aint looking into none of this (his manifesto) and proceeded to send out armed forces to knock on doors tells you right there they got something to hide !! but on some real ish how does anyone who was involved in rampart or the rodney king beaten gets anything higher than a janitor job @ the lapd ?? but yet someone who gets caught with a couple grams of weed will have a hard time getting a job @ mcdonalds … GO FIGURE ??

  • Steven

    I believe him as well. LAPD will kill him to silence him, just watch.

  • Zoeybelle

    My son was a police officer in Oklahoma..until just a few weeks ago. A job he loved; wanted to be since he was a teenager, after his Dad’s murder went unsolved. He got the same racial treatment. He’s white…the new captain is black. And my son was the one of 2 white officers left . It’s a very small town but he told me out of the 2 dozen officers they had only 4 remain..1 white, 3 black. My son was the only canine officer they had left when he was forced to quit they only one trained in a couple of areas. But this captain didn’t care, he would rather have a good, working one. Now you have a town unprotected and what officers left working too much to be any benefit. I ask my son why he didn’t fight for his rights; the mayor & head of city counsel are also black. But now that he just got all his vacation pay he is going through the proper channels. This idiot speaks like he has no choice..there are agencies for unlawful unemployment and they are not run by the police department. It may take my son time but at least he is doing it right. And these cops ..yes, there is such a thing as bad cops. We all know that & sure seems like this a fair bunch of them. But being who they are suppose to be, they should have more since in handling this then the way they are.

    • sorry to hear about your son hopefully everything works out for him … but folks need to know this aint a black or white thang …. its def a bad human being vs good human being thing ….. some folks are just corupt no matter the religion or skin color … cause you can find folks that look just like them but are nothing like them @ all …………..

  • no longer postal

    I worked under a black station manager on Miami beach post office who was a racist against whites and Hispanics. It was odd. My first time I experienced reverse discrimination. I took it up channel but left before I found out the outcome