Former LAPD coon cop quad murder (BM, AF & 2 LEO's) ends in Big Bear via Incinderation

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Anthony Anderson would play lead in Christopher Dorner movie
Last Updated: 1:09 PM, February 14, 2013
Posted: 12:45 PM, February 14, 2013

Anthony Anderson said he would be up to play the title role of Christopher Dorner if Hollywood made a movie version of murderous ex-cop.

Given his resemblance, the “Hustle & Flow” actor told TMZ on Tuesday night he would be game if the script is good.

“I’m always up for a good role,” Anderson said to the gossip site.

Tinseltown is buzzing about a possible Dorner film. This week, Billy Bob Thornton told The Post’s Los Angeles correspondent, Richard Johnson about the killer script idea.

“I am sure someone is already putting a movie deal together,” Thornton said.


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He added, “They’ll call it ‘Manifesto,’” referring to the rogue ex-LAPD officer’s multipage manifesto before allegedly going on a cop-killing spree.

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Officials: Remains Found In Burned-Out Cabin Are That Of Stroid Groid
February 14, 2013 4:00 PM

SAN BERNARDINO ( — The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has confirmed human remains recovered from a burned-out cabin following Tuesday’s deadly gun battle are that of quadruple murder suspect Christopher Dorner.

The remains were identified with dental records.

Dorner’s California driver’s license was found near his body inside the leveled Seven Oaks property.

The 33-year-old former LAPD officer had been accused in the Feb. 3 revenge murders of Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old nigger fiancé, Keith Lawrence.

Dorner, who worked for the LAPD from 2005 to 2008, was fired for making false accusations against a fellow officer. Quan’s father, a former LAPD Captain, represented him in the hearing that ultimately led to his dismissal from the force.

In an online manifesto, Dorner named 50 LAPD officers who were then protected by a modified security detail until his death could be confirmed.

He was also wanted in the ambush murder of Riverside police officer Michael Crain, who was shot to death in his patrol car on Feb. 7. Crain’s partner was also critically injured in the ambush, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Dorner’s fourth and final murder victim, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy identified as 35-year-old Jeremiah McKay, was killed during Tuesday’s standoff.

The resort town of Big Bear had been the focus of a manhunt for Dorner since Feb. 7, when authorities discovered the former Navy reservist’s burned-out Nissan Titan near Big Bear Lake. Weapons, survival gear and a gas mask were among the charred items recovered from the vehicle.

There was no sign of Dorner until the morning of Feb. 12, when he reportedly broke into a condo in the 1200 block of Club View Road – which was ironically within sight of a Sheriff’s outpost – and took the owners hostage.

A short time later, one of the victims was able to escape and contact police after Dorner stole their vehicle.

He later abandoned it before carjacking a truck on Highway 38.

Dorner was then spotted by Fish and Wildlife officers and gunfire was exchanged before he fled into the forest and barricaded himself in a cabin, authorities said.

The suspect then engaged in a raging gun battle with officials, during which, McKay was killed and another deputy was injured.

CBS2′s Carter Evans and his crew were caught in the middle of the firefight, but were uninjured.

At one point, Dorner tried to escape by throwing a smoke grenade at officers, Evans reported.

The siege continued for hours until around 4:20 p.m., when tear gas was fired into the home. A single gunshot was later heard resonating from inside the residence, Evans reported.

The home quickly became engulfed, although authorities are still not sure how the fire started.


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Riverside officer wounded in Dorner manhunt is identified
February 14, 2013 | 10:28 pm


A Riverside officer who authorities say was wounded in an attack by Christopher Jordan Dorner was identified Thursday as Andrew Tachias.

Tachias was shot Feb. 7 while he was on patrol with Officer Michael Crain, 34, who was fatally wounded when the gunfire erupted while they were waiting at a red light.

Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz called the attack a "cowardly ambush."

Tachias was born in West Covina and previously was an officer with the Inglewood Police Department, authorities said. He transferred to the Riverside Police Department in December.

Tachias was in stable condition Thursday at a hospital, the department said.

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Fugitive ex-cop Dorner shot himself as flames closed in
Last Updated: 8:12 PM, February 15, 2013
Posted: 7:54 PM, February 15, 2013

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Fugitive ex-cop Christopher "Roid Groid" Dorner killed himself as the cabin he was barricaded inside caught fire following a shootout with officers, police revealed Friday while also confirming he spent most of his time on the run in a condominium just steps away from the command center set up to find him.

"The information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Christopher Dorner's life was self-inflicted," sheriff's Capt. Kevin Lacy told reporters at a news conference.

Authorities initially were unsure whether Dorner killed himself, had been struck by a deputy's bullet or had died in a fire that engulfed the cabin during the shootout.

The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing, warning in a manifesto posted on Facebook that he would bring "warfare" to LAPD officers and their families.

Within days he had killed four people, including two police officers.

He killed the daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance Feb. 3 and later a Riverside police officer he ambushed at a traffic light before disappearing into the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake where his burned-out truck was found last week.

From there he eluded a huge manhunt for several days until Karen and Jim Reynolds found him inside their cabin-style condo within 100 yards of a command post for the manhunt when they arrived Tuesday to ready it for vacationers.

Dorner, who at the time was being sought for three killings, confronted the couple with a drawn gun, "jumped out and hollered 'stay calm,'" Jim Reynolds said at a news conference.

His wife screamed and ran, but Dorner caught her, Reynolds said. The couple said they were taken to a bedroom where Dorner ordered them to lie on a bed and then on the floor. Dorner bound their arms and legs with plastic ties, gagged them with towels and covered their heads with pillowcases.

"I really thought it could be the end," Karen Reynolds said.

The couple believed Dorner had been staying in the cabin at least since Feb. 8, the day after his burned truck was found nearby. Dorner told them he had been watching them by day from inside the cabin as they did work outside. The couple, who live nearby, only entered the unit Tuesday.

"He said we are very hard workers," Karen Reynolds said.

After Dorner fled in their purple Nissan Rogue, Karen Reynolds managed to call 911 from a cellphone on the coffee table.

Police have not commented on the Reynoldses' account. But the notion of him holed up just across the street from the command post was shocking to many, though not totally surprising to some experts familiar with the complications of such a manhunt.

"Chilling. That's the only word I could use for that," said Ed Tatosian, a retired SWAT commander for the Sacramento Police Department. "It's not an unfathomable oversight. We're human. It happens."

Law enforcement officers, who had gathered outside daily for briefings, were stunned by the revelation. One official later looking on Google Earth exclaimed that he'd parked right across the street from the Reynoldses' cabin each day.

Timothy Clemente, a retired FBI SWAT team leader who was part of the search for Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph, said searchers had to work methodically. When there's a hot pursuit, they can run after a suspect into a building. But in a manhunt, the search has to slow down and police have to have a reason to enter a building.

"You can't just kick in every door," he said.


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Coroner’s Official: Dorner Died From Single Gunshot Wound To Head
February 15, 2013 8:00 PM

SAN BERNARDINO ( — San Bernardino sheriff’s officials Friday addressed the media for the first time since Christopher Dorner’s remains were identified.

Capt. Kevin Lacy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner said a 6-hour autopsy conducted by the Riverside County Coroner’s division showed that Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

“During the autopsy yesterday, the doctor who conducted the process, concluded that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head,” Lacy said, adding that officials are not yet ready to comment on the manner of his death.

“We will tell you that while we’re still compiling the information and putting our reports together, the information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Christopher Dorner’s life was self-inflicted,” Lacy said.

Officials also explained Friday that the charred remains were found in a basement of the burned-out cabin.

They were positively confirmed on Thursday as that of Dorner in a dental examination. Dorner’s California driver’s license was found near his body inside the leveled Seven Oaks property.

Dorner reportedly hid in that property, which was right across from the command post, after entering through an unlocked door. According to San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, the condo was searched on Thursday evening.

“They checked that door and it was in fact locked. We later discovered through investigation that the Reynolds left the door unlocked so that a maintenance man could come in and check the residence and work on it,” McMahon said.

“It appears at that point that Christopher Dorner had already entered that residence and locked the door behind him. Our deputies knocked on that door and did not get an answer. And in hindsight, it’s best that he did not answer based on his actions before and after that event,” McMahon said.

McMahon also denied that his deputies intentionally burned down the cabin with Dorner inside but admitted that over scanner traffic somebody could be heard yelling, “Burn it down.”

“There is some recordings that I have heard on the news that would suggest that somebody – we have no idea at this point who – made those comments. We’re looking into those and we’ll deal with those appropriately,” he said.

Also at Friday’s news conference, a sniper rifle with a silencer belonging to Dorner was put on display. Investigators say he also had semi-automatic handguns, ten silencers, high-capacity magazines, canisters of CS gas and smoke and a military-style vest and helmet.

The former LAPD officer had been accused in the Feb. 3 revenge murders of Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, in Irvine.

He was also wanted in the ambush murder of Riverside police officer Michael Crain, who was shot to death in his patrol car on Feb. 7. Crain’s partner was also critically injured in the ambush, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials said Dorner’s fourth and final murder victim — a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy identified as 35-year-old Jeremiah McKay — was killed during Tuesday’s standoff.


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Man Carjacked by Dorner Speaks Out About Ordeal


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — A Big Bear resident who was allegedly carjacked by Christopher Dorner spoke to KTLA on Sunday evening.

Rick Heltebrake said he first recognized the former LAPD officer on a road in the Big Bear area, then Dorner approached Heltebrake’s car with a gun.

Dorner ordered Heltebrake out of the vehicle.

Heltebrake said Dorner told him he wasn’t going to hurt him.

Once Heltebrake felt he was out of harm’s way, he alerted authorities of the carjacking.

He now says he qualifies for some of the reward money offered by the city for the capture and conviction of Dorner.


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City Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement With 2 Women Caught In Dorner Manhunt
April 23, 2013 12:53 PM


LOS ANGELES (AP/ — The city of Los Angeles Tuesday announced a $4.2 million settlement with two newspaper delivery women who were fired on by officers in Torrance during the manhunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner.

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and attorney Glen Jonas, who represents Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, announced the settlement during a news conference.

In March, the attorneys previously announced a $40,000 settlement giving the women a new truck.

Hernandez, 71, and 47-year-old Carranza, were delivering newspapers around 5 a.m. on Feb. 7 when officers opened fire on their Toyota Tacoma without warning.

Hernandez used her body to shield her daughter and suffered gunshot wounds to her back. Carranza was injured from flying glass.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck later said the officers thought the truck was being driven by Dorner who was wanted for killing four people, including two police officers, during a rampage fueled by his anger over being fired from the LAPD several years ago.


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Christopher Dorner termination was justified: LAPD internal review
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An internal Los Angeles Police Department review has found the termination of Christopher Dorner was justified.

Dorner went on a killing spree in response to what he considered his wrongful termination. He fatally shot the daughter of an LAPD officer-turned-attorney who defended him during his administrative review, in which he was fired. He also shot the daughter's fiancé.

Dorner killed two law enforcement personnel during an intensive manhunt for him. He was eventually tracked down at a cabin near Big Bear Lake. He died in a subsequent shootout with police and sheriff's deputies that resulted in the cabin burning to the ground. It was determined he killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot.

Civil rights attorney Connie Rice reviewed the lengthy examination and says it concludes Dorner's allegations of racism and bias were unfounded.

The LAPD won't comment until the findings' expected public release by the city Police Commission this month.


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LAPD's firing of Christopher Dorner was justified, report says
A review ordered in the wake of the ex-officer's killing rampage and accusations against the department in his firing concludes that he deserved it.

June 21, 2013, 9:49 p.m.

Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage to avenge his firing from the LAPD, lied repeatedly to further a "personal agenda" during his short time on the force and deserved to be thrown out of the department, police officials concluded in a report released Friday.

The 39-page report, written by Gerald Chaleff, a former criminal defense attorney who serves as a special assistant to Beck, staunchly defended the decision to kick Dorner out of the LAPD. Police investigators at the time, Chaleff concluded, were right when they found that Dorner, then a rookie, fabricated a story in 2007 accusing his training officer of repeatedly kicking a handcuffed, mentally ill man.

Chaleff focused largely on the fact that Dorner waited nearly two weeks before he reported the alleged kicking to a supervisor and then offered conflicting explanations for the delay. For example, he at one point told investigators he trusted only one supervisor at his station and wanted to wait until he could report the abuse to him. Records, however, showed that the supervisor and Dorner worked the same shift on several days before he spoke up, the report found.

The report also buttressed the finding of officials at the time of what motivated Dorner to fabricate the story of the kicking. He made up the story, Chaleff said, only after his training officer warned him that his performance in the field had been poor and that she was contemplating whether to give him failing marks in an upcoming assessment.