The Los Angeles Police Department is denying claims by online hacker group Anonymous that it had attacked and brought down the department's website.
"Anonymous Operation USA | Target: DOWN | http://www.LAPDonline.org | #Anonymous #OpUSA #FTP #Revolution," the group tweeted.
But LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado was quick to refute the group's claims.
"No they didn't," he told the Los Angeles Times.
Anonymous's claim of an attack came after the group began using a Twitter account to criticize and mock the department's manhunt of Chris Dorner, the former LAPD officer wanted in the killings of three people.
The group also sent a tweet expressing its willingness to assist the accused killer with distributing any information about the LAPD.