The city's independent watchdog over the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday that he found no major problems with the department's report on Christopher Dorner and concurred with the report's conclusion that police officials were right to fire Dorner.
Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2009 for fabricating a story in which he accused his partner of kicking a handcuffed, mentally-ill man. In February of this year, police say, Dorner went on a killing rampage to avenge what he saw as his wrongful firing. Dorner killed four people, including two police officers, and wounded three others as he evaded capture for more than a week during an intense manhunt.
Dorner was found in the mountains near Big Bear and chased by police into a cabin in the woods, where he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
While on the run, Dorner posted an online manifesto in which he sought to explain his rampage. In it, he described the LAPD as an agency rife with racism and corruption, and claimed the killings were "a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.”