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Chief Beck Reopens Dorner Firing Case

February 11, 2013  | 

Photo: Paul Clinton
Photo: Paul Clinton

As the massive search for a fugitive ex-cop suspected of three slayings continued Saturday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced that he was reopening the investigation into the firing of Christopher Jordan Dorner from the police department, the event that apparently sparked his vengeful campaign.

Beck said he was reopening the investigation "not to appease a murderer" but to assure the public that his department is fair and transparent. He said he wanted to protect an "increasingly positive relationship with the community" that the LAPD has developed over the last few years.

"I am aware of the ghosts of the LAPD's past and one of my biggest concerns is that they will be resurrected by Dorner's allegations of racism within the department," Beck said in a prepared statement. "...Therefore, I feel we need to also publicly address Dorner's allegations regarding his termination of employment."

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Comments (12)

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Mark @ 2/11/2013 3:16 PM

Sounds like a good idea to me. Sounds as if there are some serious issues after reading Dorner's manifesto:

sarge @ 2/11/2013 3:22 PM

Rehire, Right, this guy is Insane and a Murderer, cop killer if you will. If he hadn't been an affirmative action hire he never would have been considered. Could WE just dumb down the standards even more so muggers, rapists and thieves fill the ranks. Insanity at its Highest and ONLY in Kalifornia

Bill2E @ 2/11/2013 3:54 PM

The case should be reopened and the LAPD should investigate every allegation made by Dorner. He should still be arrested and prosecuted for his crimes. Being treated unfairly, if its true, does not excuse his actions.

Hiram Smith @ 2/11/2013 4:28 PM

If we threw affirmative action out the window and hired on quality instead of skin color, many LAPD problems would disappear like snow in the springtime sunshine.

tim @ 2/12/2013 4:39 AM

I just finished reading Dorners full manifesto and it is clear that he's absolutely obsessed with CNN and MSNBC. Maybe this is why the media is treating him so well and not even mentioning his murder victims.

driver @ 2/12/2013 3:07 PM

I can't help but feel there is more to this story than meets the eye. Why would a man of honor, a Navy officer, a police officer go off the deep end and why all the media hype? I am not saying he didn't do it... Could he be the innocent hero framed to look evil? Especially considering the "recent incidents" somethings don't add up. We have a school shooting with conflicting reports and cover-ups, a movie theater shooting with conflicting reports and cover-ups, we have 20 dead Navy Seals in a helo crash that was now reportedly shot down, we have Kyle, Noveske, and Ratliff all mysteriously killed... And now Dorner... Hmmm. Also consider that the Government wants to eliminate term limits, control the population, abolish the 2nd Amendment and "change" the US Constitution. Remember your Oath, Open your Eyes... Something is wrong with this picture.

John @ 2/12/2013 4:30 PM

What if every employee who was fired killed innocent civilians?

Tom @ 2/13/2013 3:38 AM

i think its a bad idea and sends a poor message. An ex officer kills fellow officers as a way to get his case exposed. What kind of message does that send. I think re-opening that case is a terrible idea and has effectively killed morale in that department.

Rene @ 2/13/2013 9:35 AM

Why does Mr. Dorner have to be an Affirmative Action hire. He was smarter than most of his superiors and his dedication to duty and honor is what caused him to be fired. He broke the blue code, pure and simple. Too bad he had to die. I wonder if that was really smoke bombs they tossed in that cabin.

Tom Ret @ 2/14/2013 7:21 PM

If anything needs to be examined it is the hiring procedures and screening for new officers. If anything, Dorner proved by his actions that he was not fit to be an officer. He did qualify for being a murdered of the innocent which he excelled at.

Tom Ret @ 2/14/2013 7:35 PM

change murdered to murderer above to make sense

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/16/2013 7:21 PM

Just a little late.

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