He is described as having "declared war" on the police department for allegedly ruining his reputation--relating back to 2007 when Dorner reported an incident accusing a fellow officer of abuse.
From the transcript posted online about his departmental hearing (sorry no link--I read it yesterday, but it has since been buried on search engines by 1,000s of other stories on Dorner) to his "manifesto," I have to question how long agency supervisors believed that the guy had serious mental problems before he was dismissed.
You wonder how he slipped through with passing scores on all of the psychological evaluations and tests that are required of anyone hired as a police officer.
Unfortunately, I don't see this situation ending without further violence.
Anyway, this was reported by several news outlets and bothers me as well:
...A shuttle bus driver turns in a wallet with an LAPD badge and a picture ID of Dorner to San Diego police. The wallet is found less than five miles from the boat, near San Diego International Airport...When an individual leaves policing (as I did), you are mandated to turn-in all of your departmental issued equipment. Obviously, your firearm, badge(s), and police identification cards would be at the top of the list.
Dorner was dismissed in 2008.
It is now 2013.
Why is he still running around sunny Cali with a badge and police ID card?
If accurate, that should never happen.
There were multiple "balls dropped" in Dorner's case, and I hope when this over, LAPD's long after-action report includes recommendations for improvement--including assurances that fired police officers never slip through the cracks in keeping what identifies one as a sworn officer.
I hope everyone has a good weekend.