February 11th, 2013
08:33 PM ET

LAPD reopens case that led to Dorner firing after his claim of racism sparks debate

Authorities formally charged former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner with the murder of a police officer and the attempted murder of three other officers.

Dorner has been on the on the run for more than a week. He has garnered support from social media over his claims of racism within the LAPD, written in his 11-page manifesto.

CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.

Los Angeles puts up $1 million reward for Dorner

The city of Los Angeles put up $1 million in reward money Sunday for help catching Christopher Dorner, the renegade ex-cop accused of killing three people in a vendetta against his old department.

"We will not tolerate anyone undermining the security, the tranquility of our neighborhoods and our communities," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters. "We will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of Southern California deserve. We will not tolerate this murderer remaining at large."

The offer - raised in conjunction with businesses, private donors and community groups - is "the largest ever offered to our knowledge," Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. The hope is it will shake loose a tip that leads to Dorner's eventual conviction.


Filed under: Crime • Manhunt for ex-LAPD cop
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  1. Robert

    No place in America for a cop- killer!!! No place in America for an armed mental case or idiot like Nugent. For this reason we Vets and people with sound minds need appropriate weapons to stop them before they hurt or kill others. What did George Washington do during the Shayes rebellion or Lincoln do the the rebel states and its armed people.?Any questions on what must be done to protect our country and it people (children)? . SEMPER FI!!! .

    February 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Reply

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