Top cop who fired Dorner talks about his manifesto, rampage
Bratton: LAPD has 'nothing to hide here'
- Duration 4:50
- Date Feb 13, 2013
Bratton: LAPD has 'nothing to hide here'
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Adorn -- evaded a massive manhunt in recent days we saw the killer start to win FaceBook fan -- -- dozens of them with online followers cheering him on.
Joining me now someone who feels very differently about mr.
garner -- -- Bill Bratton he's the former police commissioner of New York.
And Los Angeles and you were heading up the police department in LA when this guy got fired.
And he he was not happy with you you were among them the people listed.
In his manifesto.
He he keys to having a lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong -- individual.
Your thoughts and in reaction to his stuff.
Parent and I certainly clearly as indicated by his actions over the last week don't adjust individualism is a murder plain and simple.
So these FaceBook followers how sad for them if that's their idea of somebody should emulate -- support.
-- he basically.
Was found guilty of the charges leveled against him I fired him as the chief of police at that time.
That this judge was upheld by a California court -- found no problems with the -- for some procedures.
And he's just individual that could not except rejection like almost everybody does they picked themselves up dust themselves off and move on home.
-- our -- note is that they may have been following that closely but he accused another officer police brutality.
That claim was dismissed as unfounded and then he was terminated for filing -- and unfounded and false complaint.
And and their began this wave of problems.
That's correct -- now actions.
So -- some of those who support him say well the LAPD he's got this long history of of racism in particular against black officers and there was.
There was a piece in the in the LA times and op Ed.
By someone named Connie Rice today talking about the sub culture that existed there -- the -- treatment systematic mistreatment of black officers.
Race it exempts you insist you started changing things in in the LAPD.
But did that exist and is that what could be behind some of this support for this man.
I think that's exactly what's happening that was the history of the Los Angeles police department it was gracious organization it was a brutal organization.
And have awful relations with the African American community.
Not all of its members majority of its members did not engage in activity but it was felt that the leadership tolerated and that's kind of an anything goes attitude and one of these -- pitch with the worst race riots in American history.
Over the last twenty years in twenty years is a pretty significant.
-- the time.
That department has changed it is today and one of America's most progressive and couple quick statistics for you.
It is a minority majority department in which.
15% African American city it's 111%.
He Asian representation.
Gay lesbian and his -- -- presentation.
Of the captains and above African American.
Well what do you make of the fact bill that they are reopening his case you know that he.
This whole thing that got ahold of their reopening -- anything that's gonna kiss stave reopened now that he's dead -- it is.
The openness if you ruled the transparency organization saying look we have nothing to hide that.
He was charged he was found guilty to a processes.
All during this period of time we're doing the oversight of the federal judge federal one -- Belgium is nothing to hide here remember ashamed of this action that he was found guilty he was hoping -- -- -- And so this is she specs decision and I supporter I have no issues -- -- be -- TV viewing my actions easy -- -- Hello to your old job -- affected and what we what do you make of of now you know as as we leave this.
Horrible thing behind us how to the police who were targeted were on the -- with the security detail how did they recover and move forward from this.
I just -- the up through this morning to talk to several of them that I know quite well so basically says.
-- congratulate them on getting out of house arrest and actually the vet in their homes were almost week now.
They were very happy to begin the process -- -- to where she can but.
This is something unheard.
-- -- times American policing that families are targeted to line you don't cross and so this even more.
Egregious the actions of this individual that threatening -- -- total innocence.
Not just the offices but the families.
So for him to be held up as some type of role model and his grievances justified.
His actions I'm sorry his grievances.
In no way -- performed just by any of the things that occurred this past week.
Bill -- thank you so much for being here -- with him.
This is the man I mentioned earlier along with Rudy Giuliani largely credited with cleaning up New York City and making a huge difference the Los Angeles and we are grateful to have -- -- -- -- -- best --