The LAPD and FBI are still on the hunt for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. Dorner is a suspect in three murders that took place last week. His Nissan Titan was found, burned to a crisp, near Big Bear Lake on Thursday. The search has continued on through the weekend.
Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, said this would not be tolerated anymore. He said they would not tolerate this man to still be at large, threatening the people of the city of Los Angeles. A $1 million reward was posted, on Sunday, in an effort to help escalate efforts towards Dorner’s capture. The money was raised by local businesses, private donors, and community groups. It is the largest reward ever offered by the LAPD.
Dorner stands at 6 feet tall, weighs 270 pounds, and is a former Marine. He was fired from the LAPD force in, 2009, after he brought allegations against a fellow officer, saying he kicked a mentally ill man in 2007, for no reason. An investigation followed and Dorner was fired when the investigators said these were false accusations.
Dorner wrote a manifesto before the killings started. In the manifesto, there were accusations of corruption and racism, saying that these were key factors in his firing. He stated that the killings of LAPD officers and their families would continue until his name was cleared. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said that this was a case of domestic terrorism. The LAPD however is currently investigating Dorner’s firing and the accusations he made back in 2007.
The LAPD is currently guarding 50 families from attacks as many had been named in the manifesto. Border patrol has been searching every car that crosses through the Mexican border as Dorner’s ID and personal belongs were found right near the border into Mexico. Monica Quan was one of the victims that was k!lled. Her father said that someone identifying themselves as Dorner called him and taunted him, however they do not believe it was Dorner as the call was made from Vancouver, Washington and didn’t fit with sightings of Dorner.