LAPD Releases Findings Of Internal Review Of Dorner Firing
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department Friday released the findings of an internal review that found that the 2009 termination of Christopher Dorner was justified.
The department’s internal review concluded that the discharge of Dorner “was not only appropriate, it was the only course the Department could have taken based on the facts and evidence,” according to the report.
The Los Angeles Police Commission, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) concurred with the department’s conclusions in a separate report released Friday.
Dorner was hired by the LAPD in February 2005.
In a rambling online manifesto, the 33-year-old alleged that the department was a racist organization which ruined his life.
He also claimed that he was wrongly terminated for making accusations against a training officer that included an allegation that the officer kicked an arrestee on July 28, 2007.
The report also found that Dorner brought forth allegations of the kicking 13 days after the suspect’s arrest.
“After a thorough review of all the available information, my analysis concludes that the discharge of Christopher Dorner was justified,” LAPD Special Assistant Gerald Chaleff said in a statement released. “His discharge was based on his own actions. The allegations he made against his training officer appeared to have been made in an effort to forward his own agenda.”
Authorities say Dorner went on to kill four people and wound three others in a shooting rampage before turning the gun on himself in February 2013.
The Associated Press initially reported the findings of the report in early June.
The Los Angeles Police Commission plans to meet next Tuesday to discuss the findings of the report. Click here to read the entire report.