Feb 8, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
“Let’s see, I need an excuse here…”
Excerpted from The Telegraph: That was a reference to Dorner having been sacked from the LAPD in 2008. He was accused of making false statements about his female field training officer. He had accused her of kicking Christopher Gettler, a schizophrenic prisoner with dementia, while Gettler was handcuffed.
In a 20-page “manifesto” posted online Dorner said he was in favour of gun control and praised CNN’s British host Piers Morgan for his stance against guns.
He claimed his murderous actions were a “last resort” and “necessary evil” for “substantial change to occur within the LAPD”.
Dorner claimed he was racially abused, first at school, and then by two fellow LAPD officers. He claimed they were only given “slap on the wrist” 22-day suspensions.
He said the police force had “gotten worse” since the days of the Rodney King beating in 1991, and the Rampart scandal which involved widespread corruption in the anti-gang unit in the late 1990s.
The manifesto included a hit list of 40 people, including police officers, he may target.
Dorner is suspected of shooting Monica Quan, 28, and her partner Keith Lawrence, 27, a public safety officer in Irvine, south of Los Angeles last weekend.
Quan’s father was the police captain who represented him at his tribunal when he was sacked.
On Thursday, the eighth anniversary of the day he joined the LAPD, Dorner was involved in a shoot-out with two officers in the nearby city of Corona.
One officer’s head was grazed by a bullet.
Twenty minutes later, he is suspected of ambushing two other officers in their car at traffic light, killing one and injuring the other.