Half-dozen ex-LAPD officers seek firing reviews
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the Los Angeles Police Department started investigating allegations by a former officer who left a trail of violence to avenge his firing, at least a half-dozen former officers have requested a reopening of their termination cases.
Police Chief Charlie Beck reopened the case into Christopher Dorner’s firing and a review of the disciplinary system after Dorner released a manifesto accusing the department of unjustly firing him and vowing to wage “warfare” on its officers and their families.
Los Angeles Police Protective League President Tyler Izen says he will take the requests for review to the chief.
Izen says officers have called the union to report disturbing public support for Dorner, including messages scrawled on walls and Facebook groups backing Dorner, who was found dead after a Feb. 12 shootout.