LA Police Shootings UPDATE
LAPD to reopen probe into fugitive ex-cop's firing
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The hunt for a former Los Angeles police
officer suspected in three killings continues in snow-covered mountains.
Meanwhile, the LAPD's chief says he will reopen the disciplinary case that led
to the fugitive's firing.
Police Chief Charlie Beck says officials in particular will re-examine the
allegations by Christopher Dorner that his law enforcement career was undone
by racist colleagues. While he promises to hear out Dorner if he surrenders, Beck
stresses that he is ordering a review of his 2007 case because he takes the
allegation of racism in his department seriously.
In a statement, the chief says "I do this not to appease a murderer. I do it to
reassure the public that their police department is transparent and fair in ll the
things we do."
Authorities suspect Dorner in a series of attacks in Southern California over the
past week that left three people dead, including a police officer. Authorities say he
has vowed revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he blames for
ending his career. Beck says the killings and threats that Dorner allegedly made in
an online rant have led police to provide protection to 50 families.