Manhunt for ex-LAPD cop offers $1 million reward

by Tara Millspaugh

POLICE SHOOTINGSAs the fifth day of the manhunt continues for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, there are multiple reactions surrounding the chase.

Dorner is a U.S. navy veteran suspected of killing three people. He posted a very detailed and lengthy manifesto online that outlined who he wanted to hurt, why he hurt previous people and the reasons behind his motives.

“Unfortunately, this is 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,” Dorner said in his public manifesto.

In his manifesto, Dorner said he was released from the law enforcement agency because of racist colleagues.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck issued a statement Saturday saying the department will reopen the case and publically address Dorner’s allegations.

“I do this not to appease a murderer. I do it to reassure the public that their police department is transparent and fair in all the things we do,” Beck said in the statement.

This call to reopen the case came shortly after Facebook fan pages titled “I support Christopher Jordan Dorner” popped up.

As of yesterday, there are more than 6,000 “likes.” The subject headline explains the page is not in support of killing innocent lives but it supports Dorner for standing up against law enforcement.

A captain who was named as a target in the manifesto told the Orange County Register he hasn’t left his house since he learned of the threat.

Dorner stated in his manifesto, “Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family. There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat, and sleep.”

Officers are stationed outside the homes of numerous LAPD officers targeted in the manifesto. Anxiety was high last Thursday on the first day of the search as LAPD officers mistook a blue Toyota Tacoma for Dorner’s suspected vehicle, a grey Nissan Titan. As the Tacoma drove down the quiet residential streets in Torrance officers on watch opened fire on the truck.

The two women inside the truck were delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times to the area. One woman suffered bullet wounds to the back and is in recovery and the other woman suffered minor cuts from shattered glass.

Celebrities are also taking part in the search for Dorner.

Actor Charlie Sheen was cited in the manifesto by Dorner saying Sheen is “effin awesome.” Sheen made a public announcement on TMZ to have Dorner call him to try and figure things out.

As the search for Dorner remains primarily in Big Bear where his burned truck was found, authorities announced on Saturday federal and local authorities are involved in the search and are now offering a $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner’s arrest.

In an afternoon press conference on Saturday, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the joint task force includes the Los Angeles, Irvine and Riverside police departments, along with the FBI and U.S. Marshals.