LAPD chief: Dorner knows what he's doing. 'We trained him'
News conference on manhunt for rogue cop
- Duration 10:59
- Date Feb 7, 2013
News conference on manhunt for rogue cop
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As you all know -- -- is working in coordination.
With law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California.
In apprehending Christopher Jordan garner.
Christopher garner is -- for a series of crimes.
Including assaults on officers and three homicides in Southern California in the past week.
The Los Angeles police department and I'd law enforcement agencies are implementing all measures possible.
To ensure the safety of our LAPD personnel and their families and the Los Angeles community.
We will continue to do so until garner is apprehended.
And -- threats have been abated.
Could -- is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Christopher Jordan garner is described as a male African American approximately six foot tall 270 pounds.
He's 33 years of age he has black hair and brown eyes.
-- photos are displayed here.
Mourners photo donors vehicle is described as a late model Nissan Titan pick up.
It's a four door dark gray in color the vehicle is equipped.
With a roof rack and a -- cover over the truck bed.
The truck has black rims and a Department of Defense sticker on the -- side of the front windshield.
We're ensure the license plate as we believe he has -- place there's a possible plate.
Photos of the vehicle are also on display.
We -- and anyone.
Who sees him or this vehicle should not approach or attempt to contact him.
Immediately call 911 and go to foot notify law enforcement authorities.
The LE PD will remaining constant communication with the -- agency is still garner is apprehended.
It is believe that the Warner was involved.
In the following incidents.
On Sunday February 3 2012.
In Irvine California.
Have double homicide during this incidents.
We believed -- shot and killed Monica Kwan and keep Lawrence -- -- set and a vehicle in a parking structure.
Wednesday February 6 about 8:30 PM.
In San Diego and attempted robbery -- -- -- attempted to steal a -- from a boat -- San Diego.
He was not successful and fled the location.
And Chino, California LAPD officers.
Assigned to a protection detail.
Received a tip from a citizen that -- may be in the area.
The -- door and door fired upon the officers and officers returned fire.
And one officer received a -- life threatening wounds to his head a graze -- clearly inches from killing him.
Garner fled and do damage to the to the police vehicle because of his -- -- the officers were unable to pursue him.
At 145 and Riverside California.
The murder and attempt murder.
Of Riverside police department officers.
Ambushed two Riverside police officers rebuilding resulting in the death of one.
And the severe injury -- the other.
I'm confirming that -- was previously employed has -- Los Angeles Police officer between February of 2005.
As September of 2008.
-- -- -- -- -- Based on daughters threat -- -- initiated more than forty protection details throughout the region.
These protection details were based on information.
Contain in his manifesto.
Much of which has been up posted on line.
During the course of the search for garner.
An officer involved shooting occurred and the city of torrents.
During that incident which occurred about 5:15 this morning.
LE PD officers received information that a vehicle.
Matching the description of the suspect's vehicle.
Have been seen in the area of one of our primary protection details whether people that was under the most serious level of threat.
-- PD officers assigned observed a vehicle matching the suspect's vehicle driving down the street with the lights turned out.
Officers approached the vehicle and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The individuals in that vehicle were hit by gunfire.
Most were transported to a local hospital.
One as a minor gunshot wound and is in the process of being released.
The second person he's in stable condition with two gunshot wounds.
Tragically we believe that this with a case of mistaken idea anybody officers.
They are so Los Angeles police department and my own.
Go -- to the families that lost loved ones do -- criminal actions.
Anyone who sees -- Should contact and I -- want anyone who has information or tips regarding these crimes is asked to call the robbery homicide tip line.
Number is 2134866860.
For the LAPD 24 hour tip line at 877.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous.
Should call crime stoppers.
Pictures may also contact crime stoppers by taxing the -- phone number 27.
That's crimes on most key pets.
I'll text messages and -- with the -- LAPD.
-- -- may also go to LA to be online and report.
Information and we will act on that information.
The deaths of Monica Kwan.
And our brave Riverside police officer.
Feel great sadness.
For the injuries suffered by my -- the second Riverside officers.
And the two and involve citizens.
In -- With that I'll answer -- very few questions I will not answer specific questions.
About the Irvine homicide investigation.
That is their primary agency and that investigation.
Is your -- police department.
But I will answer general.
Fair -- situation -- -- at a hotel.
Point Loma behavior being -- San Diego police department for help.
Over you have any information that this is indeed boomer -- and a hotel.
-- thing I've got and I can release on that and this time -- and development color vehicles.
What for a while -- upgrade.
Well -- sitting there is for those familiar with the -- they have to have a series of dark colors that are very similar especially at night.
And that they have a blue gray bluish gray and and so they're very easily confused but we believe it.
Did the manufacturer would listen -- is great she.
As mothers and -- Well.
Of course he knows what he's doing and we tranda.
He was also a member of the armed forces.
It is it is extremely.
Worrisome and scary.
Especially to the police officers involved you know the the Riverside officers were cowardly ambushed day they had no opportunity.
To fight back.
No pre warning.
You know imagine.
Imagine going about your work day having to worry about that threat Q yeah -- You're talking about you're talking about a homicide.
Who has committed atrocious crimes.
And this if you want to give any attribution to his ramblings.
The on the Internet go right ahead but I do not.
You know not.
-- -- -- -- -- -- He has multiple weapons at his disposal including assault rifles -- yeah.
-- allegations he you being a victim of some sort of investigate never.
All week through we'd be looking back.
And we look at everything.
That case was thoroughly adjudicated there was reviewed -- multiple levels.
It went to the ultimate for reform of review in the LAPD -- -- of rights.
Where aid to command officers and a civilian represented here the entirety of the case as represented by an attorney.
And make a judgment you know that I think that today in the analysis you'll find corners statements to be self serving.
And the statements of somebody that is an extremely unhappy with his lot a lot of -- coming into your game where -- -- Are there any.
You know I don't know of any no threats came to my level prior to that we became aware that -- -- this week.
I'm telling you have -- our head out.
All -- your office.
It's extremely extremely manpower intensive.
Did but the safety.
My employees people that.
Come on the job to protect the lives of strangers is that is it utmost importance to me.
And I will expend whatever resources necessary -- obviously he's monitoring.
-- Well I would tell -- turn himself in.
You know this is gone far enough you know nobody else needs to -- The rigors that are playing hard and.
This -- if you if you read his manifesto this is a very did -- is a specific target.
Well law enforcement is -- you know this is a vendetta against followed so that California law enforcement and and it should be seen as such -- I didn't particularly gonna continue until you publicly come out clear his name is that going to happen it is not gonna.
You can't thank you very much lately.
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