The Culture Of Lapd Versus The Community And Honest Good Officers

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Christopher Dorner was a LAPD officer wrongfully terminated for reporting a fellow officer for police brutality when she used excessive force on a mentally ill suspect she arrested. It is my opinion that his breaking of the “blue line” and violating the police culture led to his termination. Prior to his killing spree that eventually led to his death, Dorner wrote an eleven page manifesto in an attempt to reach out to reporters to investigate his termination and clear his name, because he knew that his retaliation against the LAPD would end in his death, and he wanted the world to know the truth.
Dorner expresses in his manifesto that his actions was a necessary evil for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim his name. He says “Terminating officers because they expose a culture of lying, racism, and excessive use of force will immediately change. PSB cannot police their own and that has been proven. I am here to change and make policy. The culture of LAPD versus the community and honest good officers needs to and will change. I am here to correct and calibrate your morale compasses to true north. The blue line will forever be severed and a cultural change will be implanted.”
The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days, it’s gotten worse. Those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff, and executive positions.
In August 2007, Dorner reported…

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