Dorner cornered in Big Bear: Time on authorities' side?
Former LAPD chief Bill Bratton responds
- Duration 7:30
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Former LAPD chief Bill Bratton responds
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And I want to bring in the former LAPD police chief.
Chief I just have to get your perspective on this we talk to LAPD.
There right now kind of sitting back and waiting.
What what is police first up priority a case like this sit and wait or is there a time -- they'll actually go ahead.
First priority is always going to be public safety and offices sixty that -- this -- -- From the description was have been coming out of the last hour here.
The suspect is contained within eight fiscal climate.
Which makes it easier in one respect.
Strictly -- the very wooded area.
So safety is going to be first and foremost we that they with time isn't that effect on this side now we have.
They believe they have a suspect in a location.
China's -- at war on this side if this belief that the suspect does not have.
Which -- complicated significantly.
All the speculation about firepower he has I would suggest stay away -- that.
You have no idea what he is for weapons.
-- -- jump ship.
I don't think anybody does.
And one thing that you know of these stories is the end story is -- going to be the same as the beginning sure and so understandably with the lack of information as a lot of speculation going on that.
Good news is.
If this used to -- that he -- and they can change situation.
-- -- -- just a matter of time.
You know you you may get a good point their chief and it's good advice to stay away from how much firepower he has.
I'll I want talking about the emotional element here and he went after two of your former guys -- PD police officers he named forty others and a manifesto he shot and killed.
A Riverside police officer wounding another and now you have today in this recent shoot out.
Another to either deputies or officers who were shot and wounded how emotional is this.
For these guys who have been searching for Christopher garner enough for the past five days.
They got him inside this cabin at what point did these guys say you know what this does not get away and we're going in after him chief.
Well again -- is on the side of the pleased at this juncture.
They have the opportunity now to put together -- it tactical and strategic plan sent.
In the case of -- -- at which he is.
This is often times -- need to go win but if he doesn't have hostages.
That -- is mitigated significantly.
Also good news at this particular point time it's still daylight out there is so it gives them that opportunity to easily.
Understand the terrain that -- dealing with that get -- resources place.
Police forces in California.
Extraordinarily well trained in these types of issues.
Something to understand also is that while the incident began.
Involving the LAPD.
The LAPD is only -- you know in the assists.
This is the jurisdiction of -- local police to cherish which department.
Up in that area and while it may -- assistant since.
The primary jurisdiction and responsibility to the situation.
Rests with them in that you restrictions of the LAPD.
Rightfully so -- not making comments at the China is.
It is not their operation.
And -- let me just expand on what you just saying -- LAPD being kind of a support role we have just gotten word that LAPD in fact just two helicopters.
And twenty grounds swat members now standing by.
At San Bernardino airport which is the closest airport to this area looking for -- the word for them to actually come up and help in this case.
I won't -- you kind of point out if we can bet that -- chief Bratton was the chief of police.
Era where -- -- -- was with the Los Angeles police department and and -- I know you don't recall meeting him but there is a picture that has been circulated in the media where you met him and you gave him.
You gave him a coin or medal previous -- his dispatched to Iraq or Afghanistan because he's also -- was also remember reservists in the navy.
Did you -- call or do any more research chief into it and this man's background and do was he just -- fired into Charlie -- now re opening in here this investigation your thoughts on that's there.
Well again eight have no recollection of meeting him in the photo that is very much on display is sort of -- that would particularly my office.
Bitter Kosovo this people -- -- military service to.
Beat increase them give them one of the huge challenge points as -- called military -- Tennessee.
Cho could have good -- to expect.
He sent back out there that code according to one dislike it with people -- in the two packets sent to Anderson Cooper C event.
In terms of the issues you raised its manifesto of the way the department has been reached on to it.
But I think it's being handled very well very especially cheap beckons the consummate professional I think he's been doing outstanding -- And its leadership of the department of this.
And while I've got you very quickly chief I want to get your opinion -- -- because we've just gotten some breaking news in these helicopter pictures may go away shortly because now the sheriff's department in San Bernardino is asking the media and all helicopters kind of pull away from the scene and we kind of saw a little bit of this.
Last weekend in that hostage situation without -- was held underground they do not want their tactical.
-- I guess strategies given away here so they're gonna ask very shortly that the helicopter pictures go way.
And so they can deal -- this on the -- they're saying that gunfire.
Is being exchanged right now between law enforcement and the suspect.
They don't want to put anybody in danger they don't want more police officers in danger is this pretty much -- standard operating procedure to get the helicopters and all eyes off what the police are doing right now.
-- actually surprised that particular of this launches look to get you guys edited because you up in a position to significantly impede.
The operations up there an impact on the safety of the law enforcement personnel in on him.
It is quite likely that as sexist -- television.
In these locations have.
And so there is understandably -- -- -- -- won't force them to basically mitigate your duty to report to news but it.
Getting you out of their various Russian helicopters is looking at the video that -- streaming live.
-- is the potential to give him but -- tactical advantage.
In defending against the -- -- salt please make him.
Again while it -- that this is that.
Until you actually have to pull back Nancy.
You have to expect these designers -- as much as possible be -- -- -- safety.
And that that makes perfect sense to me we have to police officer shot today we've had three shots.
Over the past weeks -- we certainly don't want to endanger any more officers' lives here.
-- chief William Bratton former Los Angeles police department chief chief if you could stand by for just a couple of minutes I want to get some news in here while we have these helicopters up.
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