The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the LAPD found that the 2008 dismissal of ex-cop Christopher Dorner was justified. The department decided Dorner’s allegations of racism and bias were unfounded. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from downtown LA for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on June 4, 2013.
A rogue ex-police officer who blamed a deadly rampage on his 2008 firing from the Los Angeles Police Department was justifiably let go from the force, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Christopher Dorner had alleged that racism and bias contributed to his firing.
Civil rights attorney Connie Rice reviewed the lengthy examination and told the AP it concludes Dorner's allegations were unfounded.
LAPD’s Lt. Andy Neiman told NBC4 the department will not comment on the report because it has not gone through the formal review process.
The department issued a statement online Thursday afternoon "to address reports of Dorner Review completion":
"The Dorner Review as conducted by Gerald Chaleff, Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing, has not been finalized. Any comments or conclusions about the contents of the review are premature. LAPD will announce the review once finalized."
Chief Charlie Beck ordered the review in February while Dorner was on the run. The former officer had posted an online manifesto vowing warfare against the department, officers and their families, in retaliation for what he called his unfair firing in 2008.
Authorities said Dorner killed four people, including two law enforcement officers, during a rampage that ended with his death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot in a burning cabin near Big Bear.