2013年2月15日金曜日

LAPD Warfare

LAPDの武力衝突が始まった。
 米LA市警を解雇された元警官が3人を射殺して逃走したとして、LA市警は、
カリフォルニア州南部や近隣の州の警察当局の応援を得て元警官の行方を
追っていることを明らかにした。

Christopher Jordan Dorner
・183cm 122kg 黒人男性 33才
・2005-2008年 LAPD勤務。
 2008年 上司が事件関係者へ不当な暴力を振る(蹴った)ったとの虚偽
     告発を行ったとして解雇処分。
・海軍予備兵訓練を受け、LAPDが射撃エキスパートとして認定。
・主張
 市警の中で人種差別がはびこっており、不当に解雇された。
 市警の改革と自分の名誉回復のため、市警に戦争を挑む。自分は家族を
 持つ機会もなかった。お前たちを(家族とも)終わりにしてやる。
 かつての同僚を含む警官やその家族を襲う。
・7人を死傷
 0203 アーバインの駐車場で、Monica Quan(女性28才)と婚約者のKeith
    Lawrence(男性27才)を射殺。
    女性の父は、解雇処分をした元警部。
 0207 コロナでLAPDの3名と銃撃戦、1名の頭に軽傷。
    リバーサイドでパトカーに乗った警官2人を襲い、1名射殺、1名重傷。
 0213 ビッグベアーレークで銃撃戦、地元保安官代理人が1人死亡、もう1人負傷。

LA市
・Dornorの逮捕につながる情報の提供者に報奨金100万ドルを支払うと発表。

Charlie Beck
・LAPD署長
・Dornor懲戒処分について再調査を指示。

懲戒審理
・審理
 容疑者の服装に蹴られた証拠がなかった。
 「息子は精神障害者のため、信憑性が不足」と判事が2010年に結審。
・証言
 Christopher Gettler容疑者の父親
 「息子は警察に蹴られた」と証言。

 Donald Deming巡査部長
 上司のTeresa Evans(黒人女性)が容疑者の顔を一回、胸のちかくか左肩を
  二回蹴った。
 上司が報告書に蹴ったことを書かないことを指示。
 上司告訴による同僚からの報復を恐れた。

 Teresa Evans
 法廷では、Teresa Evansは白人で、金髪と記録。
 容疑者への蹴りを否定。
 Dornorへの勤務評価で、一部向上しなければ、「不満足」評価を伝えた。
 Dornorが13ヶ月の海外従軍後、帰国し、警察に入職。問題を抱え、精神
  的不安定(?)と証言。
 「Dornorが『配属先は人種差別的な組織』と話した」と上司に報告との
  証言は、上司が否定。

 ホテル従業員2名、港湾警察1名
 上司が容疑者を蹴るのをみていない。

権力と正義の問題のようだ。
懲戒審理で、Christopher Gettlerの証言は、Teresa Evansを否定するため、
警察が正しいと判断したようだ。
Dornorは、権力に立ち向かう人なのか、上司への嫌がらせをした人なのか
は不明。
帰還兵の社会生活不適合問題もあるため、審理だけでなく、裁判へと言う
話は当たり前か。周囲が全て敵となれば、武力行使しかなかったのだろうか。
結審から2年経過し、懲戒審理関係者を殺害した理由もわからない。
立てこもった小屋の周囲は、銃をもった警官で囲まれていたのに、催涙ガス
を投げ込むLAPD。LAPDは全ての問題を隠蔽するために、Dornorを抹殺か。
灰になった焼死体は誰だろう。

ロス暴動から20年経過。何か変わったのだろうか。

追記
焼死体は、歯科記録からDornorと確認したようだ。
LAPDの立てこもり犯に対する対処方法に問題が有るとの批判もある。

米政府 国民監視ネットワーク構築へ
Gun Control Newtown Case


San Bernadino Sheriff: Body Found in Cabin


What Kind of Person Would Show Support To Accused Cop Killer Christopher Doner!


Police Explains 2 Cases of Dorner's Mistaken Identity: Shoot to Stop Rather than To Kill


BBC News - $1m reward for fugitive LAPD officer 2013


 Manhunt continues for fugitive ex-LAPD cop


Christopher Dorner Manhunt: Police Offer Million-Dollar Reward


LA Riots 1992


---焼失小屋の遺体は逃走中の元ロス市警警官、歯科記録で確認---
2013年 02月 15日 12:52 JST
http://jp.reuters.com/article/topNews/idJPTYE91E01C20130215

 [ロサンゼルス 14日 ロイター] 米検視当局は14日、警察との銃撃戦の末に焼失したカリフォルニア州の山小屋から見つかった遺体が、警官など3人の殺害容疑で行方を追っていた元ロサンゼルス市警(LAPD)警官クリストファー・ドーナー容疑者(33)と確認したことを明らかにした。
 ドーナー容疑者は12日、ロサンゼルス北東部サンバーナーディーノの山小屋に立てこもり、銃撃戦で保安官1人が死亡。その後、小屋が炎上し、焼け跡から遺体が見つかっていた。
 保安官事務所は、歯科記録を元に身元を確認したところ、遺体がドーナー容疑者のものであると断定したという。
 同容疑者は、2008年に警察を解雇された報復として、今月3日と7日に警官など3人を殺害したとされ、その後行方が分からなくなった。捜査当局は懸賞金100万ドルをかけるなどして、容疑者の行方を追っていた。


---Dorner’s Remains ID’d, Cause of Death Unclear---
By AP / TAMI ABDOLLAHFeb. 14, 2013
http://nation.time.com/2013/02/14/burned-remains-idd-as-fugitive-ex-cop-dorner/

(LOS ANGELES) — Investigators determined fairly quickly that the burned human remains found after a shootout in Southern California mountains are those of Christopher Dorner, the ex-police officer suspected in a rampage that left four people dead. But the answer to a second question will likely prove more elusive — how did he die?

Evidence including descriptions from witnesses and the discovery of personal items including a driver’s license had already led authorities to figure that it was Dorner who exchanged heavy gunfire with San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies at a cabin Tuesday, killing one person and never leaving as the cabin as it went up in flames.

But on Thursday the issue was officially put to rest when sheriff-coroner’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller announced that dental examination had definitively shown the remains were Dorner’s.

Virtually no other information was released. An autopsy report on the charred body was still being completed, and toxicology tests typically take several weeks to return results.

That means questions are likely to linger over which of three ways Dorner may have died: Was it the hail of gunfire that came from the deputies outside? Was it suicide by the single shot that was heard from inside the cabin as the flames began to rise? Or was it the flames themselves that engulfed both Dorner and the cabin?

The cause of the flames has remained in question in the days that followed Dorner’s Tuesday death.

After milder tear gas had failed to bring Dorner out, deputies shot pyrotechnic tear gas canisters — called “burners” by deputies over the radio during the standoff and by Sheriff John McMahon at a subsequent news conference — into the cabin.

McMahon would only say that the fire broke out immediately after the canisters were sent in, stopping short of saying that they sparked the fire.

He added that the burning of the cabin “was not on purpose, We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out.” Another news conference was scheduled for later Friday afternoon, but it was not clear what the department intended to reveal.

Meanwhile, court documents show Dorner gathered information on a women’s basketball coach and her fiance before he apparently killed them earlier this month.

The Orange County Register reported that Irvine police believe Dorner researched Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old boyfriend, Keith Lawrence. The records also say Dorner may have had documents containing information about Quan and her family.

Police tied Dorner to the slayings after reading a manifesto he wrote in which he sought revenge against those he believed ended his law enforcement career. Quan’s father represented Dorner during a disciplinary hearing.

The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing, warning in the manifesto that he would bring “warfare” to LAPD officers and their families.

The manhunt for Dorner brought police to Big Bear Lake, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, after his burned-out pickup truck was found abandoned last week. His footprints disappeared on frozen soil and hundreds of officers who searched the area and checked out each building failed to find him.

Karen and Jim Reynolds were next to see him inside their cabin-style condo within 100 yards of a command post for the manhunt when they arrived to ready it for vacationers.

Dorner, who at the time was being sought for three killings, confronted the couple with a drawn gun, “jumped out and hollered `stay calm,’” Jim Reynolds said at a news conference.

His wife screamed and ran, but Dorner caught her, Reynolds said. The couple said they were taken to a bedroom where Dorner ordered them to lie on a bed and then on the floor. Dorner bound their arms and legs with plastic ties, gagged them with towels and covered their heads with pillowcases.

“I really thought it could be the end,” Karen Reynolds said.

The couple believed Dorner had been staying in the cabin at least since Feb. 8, the day after his burned truck was found nearby. Dorner told them he had been watching them by day from inside the cabin as they did work outside. The couple, who live nearby, only entered the unit Tuesday.

“He said we are very hard workers,” Karen Reynolds said.

After Dorner fled in their purple Nissan Rogue, Karen Reynolds managed to call 911 from a cellphone on the coffee table.

Police have not commented on the Reynoldses’ account, but the notion of him holed up just across the street from the command post was shocking to many, but not totally surprising to some experts familiar with the complications of such a manhunt.

“Chilling. That’s the only word I could use for that,” said Ed Tatosian, a retired SWAT commander for the Sacramento Police Department. “It’s not an unfathomable oversight. We’re human. It happens.”

Law enforcement officers, who had gathered outside daily for briefings, were stunned by the revelation. One official later looking on Google Earth exclaimed that he’d parked right across the street from the Reynoldses’ cabin each day.

The sheriff’s department has refused to answer questions about how one of the largest manhunts in years could have missed Dorner.

Timothy Clemente, a retired FBI SWAT team leader who was part of the search for Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph, said searchers had to work methodically. When there’s a hot pursuit, they can run after a suspect into a building. But in a manhunt, the search has to slow down and police have to have a reason to enter a building.

“You can’t just kick in every door,” he said.


---元警官立てこもり、小屋から焼死体を発見 米当局---
2013.02.13 Wed posted at 18:15 JST
http://www.cnn.co.jp/usa/35028196.html

 (CNN) 米カリフォルニア州サンバーナーディーノ郡保安官事務所は13日、警官ら3人の殺害容疑をかけられた元警官が小屋に立てこもっていた事件で、出火した小屋から焼死体を発見したと発表した。現在身元を確認中だという。
 情報筋によれば、捜査官がクリストファー・ドーナー容疑者が立てこもっていた小屋に発煙筒を投げ込んだところ、小屋から火が出たという。
 ドーナー容疑者とみられる人物が同日、同州南部ビッグベアーレークで見つかり、容疑者との銃撃戦で地元保安官代理1人が死亡、もう1人が負傷していた。
 ドーナー容疑者は民家から車を盗んだ後、検問で止められ、保安官代理らに発砲。当局は容疑者を包囲し、負傷者を空路病院へ搬送したが、このうち1人は死亡した。
 容疑者は小屋に立てこもり、ロサンゼルス市警(LAPD)の報道官がテレビ会見で投降を呼び掛けた。現場上空の報道ヘリコプターには、銃撃戦が続いているとの理由で撤収の指示が出た。
 犯行を予告する声明文ではLAPDの「人種差別と腐敗」を非難し、自身の名誉を回復してLAPDに復しゅうするための「最終手段」として「戦争を仕掛ける」と宣言。犯行の標的として、警官やその家族ら数十人の名前を挙げていた。
 同容疑者は今月3日、自身の解雇処分にかかわった警察関係者の娘と婚約者を殺害し、7日にはさらに警官1人を殺害、2人を負傷させた疑いが持たれている。
 警察は容疑者の行方を追って、地域史上最大規模とされる捜索作戦を展開していた。LAPDの報道官は12日、市民から寄せられた情報が1000件を超えたと述べた。ロサンゼルス市が10日に100万ドルの懸賞金を出すと発表した後、情報提供は一気に5倍に増えたという。

---ロス市警の元警官が3人殺害し逃走、動機は解雇への報復か---
2013年 02月 8日 14:46 JST
http://jp.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idJPTYE91702H20130208

 [ロサンゼルス 7日 ロイター] 米カリフォルニア州の警察当局は7日、ロサンゼルス市警(LAPD)を解雇された元警官の男が3人を殺害したとして、同州のスキーリゾート地などで男の捜索を行った。
 男はクリストファー・ドーナー容疑者(33)。この事件は先週末、元警官の娘とその婚約者が、同州アーバインで遺体で発見されたことから始まった。同容疑者は、殺害された娘の父親である元警官から懲戒処分を言い渡され、2008年に解雇された。
 その後、7日には容疑者を捜索していた警官2人が同州コロナで、容疑者と銃撃戦となり警官1人が負傷。また、同州リバーサイド近郊ではパトカーに乗っていた警官2人が襲われ、警官1人が死亡した。
 同容疑者は、フェイスブックに「LAPDの警官に対し、勤務中であろうとなかろうと、型破りな戦争を仕掛ける。LAPDが私の無実について、真実を明らかにしたら攻撃は終わる」などと犯行予告を投稿していた。
 LAPDのチャーリー・ベック署長は、「南カリフォルニアの警官全員に対する報復行為だ。非常に危険な状況であり、関係する警官の安全を懸念している」と述べた。


---ロス市警の元警官、3人射殺し逃走…解雇に恨み---
2013年2月8日12時10分  読売新聞
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/news/20130208-OYT1T00662.htm?from=main8

 【ロサンゼルス=西島太郎】米ロサンゼルス市警を解雇された元警官が3人を射殺して逃走したとして、ロス市警は7日、カリフォルニア州南部や近隣の州の警察当局の応援を得て元警官の行方を追っていることを明らかにした。
 逃走しているのは、クリストファー・ドーナー容疑者(33)で、ライフルなど複数の銃器で武装しているとされる。2008年に市警を辞めさせられたことに恨みを抱いているとみられ、警官やその家族が標的となる恐れがある。
 7日朝には、ロサンゼルス近郊トーランスで、容疑者が乗っていた小型トラックに似た車両に警察が発砲し、無関係の女性2人が負傷するなど、混乱も起きている。


---Search for ex-cop at center of LAPD revenge plot widens---
By Chelsea J. Carter and Paul Vercammen, CNN
February 12, 2013 -- Updated 0401 GMT (1201 HKT)
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/11/us/lapd-attacks/index.html

Los Angeles (CNN) -- As the manhunt for the renegade ex-cop accused of killing three people in a revenge plot targeting the Los Angeles Police Department enters its second week, the big question facing authorities is: Where is Christopher Jordan Dorner?

The search, considered one of the largest in the history of Southern California, has taken authorities from Orange County to the border of Mexico, from Los Angeles to the Big Bear Lake resort area of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Even so, a week after Dorner allegedly began targeting police officers and their families, putting the region on edge, there was no sign of the man on Monday.

A "no bail" arrest warrant was issued for Dorner after the Riverside County district attorney filed a murder charge Monday against him in the killing of Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain.

"That allows him to be apprehended anywhere within California, out of state or out of the country," District Attorney Paul Zellerbach told reporters at a news conference Monday.

The murder charge is accompanied by two "special circumstances," including killing a police officer on duty and firing a weapon from a vehicle, Zellerbach said.

Dorner was also charged with the attempted murder of three other police officers, including a Riverside officer who was wounded when Crain was killed. That officer, whose name has not been made public, is in a lot of pain and faces "many surgeries," Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said.

The other two charges accuse Dorner of opening fire on two LAPD police officers, wounding one, in the suburb of Corona.

Los Angeles police spokesman Lt. Andy Neiman said the department had received more than 700 tips on Dorner's whereabouts. Some of the calls have come from Dorner's past acquaintances or people who think they have spotted the fugitive.

The city of Los Angeles put up $1 million in reward money Sunday for help catching Dorner, an announcement that followed news that the LAPD was reopening the case that resulted in his termination.

Dorner accused his training officer of kicking a mentally ill man during an arrest in 2007. The LAPD ruled the complaint unfounded and booted Dorner off the force for filing a false complaint. He challenged his firing in court and lost.

In a manifesto released last week, Dorner blamed racism and corruption in the LAPD for his termination and vowed to wage "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against LAPD officers and their families. He called it a "last resort" to clear his name and strike back at a department he says mistreated him.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck had a different term for it Sunday.

"This is an act -- and make no mistake about it -- of domestic terrorism," he told reporters Sunday during a televised news conference. "This is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. His actions cannot go unanswered."

Targeting police

Authorities say Dorner began making good on his threats on February 4 when he allegedly killed Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, in an Irvine parking lot, south of Los Angeles.

Quan was the daughter of a now-retired Los Angeles police officer, who represented Dorner during the disciplinary hearing that resulted in his firing. The officer was among dozens named in the manifesto.

The retired officer told investigators that he received a call from someone identifying himself as Dorner who told him he "should have done a better job of protecting his daughter," according to a federal arrest warrant affidavit. Investigators traced the call to Vancouver, Washington, but based on the timing of other sightings, they don't believe Dorner was in Vancouver at the time, the affidavit states.

Days later, early Thursday morning, Dorner allegedly opened fire on two LAPD police officers, wounding one, in the suburban city of Corona.

Roughly 20 minutes later, Dorner allegedly fired on two officers in the nearby city of Riverside, killing one and wounding another. On Sunday, authorities identified the slain officer as Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the Riverside Police Department.

Since then, the LAPD has provided more than 50 police officers and their families -- many of whom were named in the manifesto -- with security and surveillance details.

Additionally, the LAPD is no longer releasing the police chief's schedule to the public or the media.

Beck refused to discuss whether Dorner had been observed in the neighborhoods of any of those named in the manifesto, but added: "You fish where the fish are, and Mr. Dorner has made his intentions very clear."

In recent days, the search for the 270-pound, 6-foot Dorner has been focused on the Big Bear Lake area, where authorities say his burning truck was discovered last week after he allegedly began carrying out his threats to kill police and their family members.

Search continues

The search in Big Bear continued Monday night into Tuesday morning, the San Bernardino County sheriff's department said. About 30 officers are searching for Dorner, police said.

There have been no sightings of Dorner in the Big Bear area, the news release said.

There has been speculation, based in part on an arrest warrant affidavit filed last week, that Dorner could have crossed state lines into Nevada or made his way to Mexico.

Federal authorities, meanwhile, were asking anyone across the country with information about Dorner or his whereabouts to contact their local FBI or U.S. Marshals Service.

"Should any citizen have information, I encourage you to make that phone call," said Bill L. Lewis, the assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles division.

Police were also chasing down unconfirmed sightings of Dorner, including one Sunday in the San Fernando Valley after two people reported seeing someone who resembled the former police officer inside a Lowes home improvement store.

The store in Northridge was evacuated, but there was no sign of Dorner.

The LAPD, meanwhile, also beefed up security at the Grammy Awards on Sunday "out of an abundance of caution," police Cmdr. Andy Smith said.

'Ghosts' of the LAPD's past

It's Dorner's allegations of racism at the LAPD that led Beck over the weekend to reopen the investigation into his claims.

Beck said he was not doing it to "appease a murderer" but out of concern that Dorner's allegations will resurrect a painful part of the department's history.

For years, the LAPD was dogged by complaints of racism and corruption. In 1965 and 1992, the city was rocked by racial riots that were sparked, in part, by claims of police racism and brutality.

"I hear the same things you hear: The ghosts of the past of the Los Angeles Police Department," Beck said Sunday. "I hear that people think maybe there is something to what he says, and I want to put that to rest."

Despite numerous reviews of Dorner's case, he said it has "never been reviewed by me."

"If there is anything new, we will deal with it, and we will deal with it in a public way," Beck said.


---Dorner's LAPD firing case hinged on credibility---
By Jack Leonard, Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2013, 11:11 p.m.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapd-dorner-20130211,0,2498334.story

The Police Department concluded Dorner was lying when he said his training officer kicked a man during an arrest. But it's not so clear whose testimony should be believed.

For a Los Angeles Police Department disciplinary panel, the evidence was persuasive: Rookie officer Christopher Jordan Dorner lied when he accused his training officer of kicking a mentally ill man during an arrest.

But when a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge examined the case a year later in 2010 as part of an appeal filed by Dorner, he seemed less convinced.

Judge David P. Yaffe said he was "uncertain whether the training officer kicked the suspect or not" but nevertheless upheld the department's decision to fire Dorner, according to court records reviewed by The Times.

As the manhunt for the ex-cop wanted in the slayings of three people enters its sixth day, Dorner's firing has been the subject of debate both within and outside the LAPD. An online manifesto that police attributed to Dorner claims he was railroaded by the LAPD and unjustly fired. His allegations have resonated among the public and some LAPD employees who have criticized the department's disciplinary system, calling it capricious and retaliatory toward those who try to expose misconduct.

Seeking to address those concerns, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced this weekend that he was reopening the investigation into Dorner's disciplinary case. "It is important to me that we have a department that is seen as valuing fairness," Beck said.

LAPD records show that Dorner's disciplinary panel heard from several witnesses who testified that they did not see the training officer kick the man. The panel found that the man did not have injuries consistent with having been kicked, nor was there evidence of having been kicked on his clothes. A key witness in Dorner's defense was the man's father, who testified that his son told him he had been kicked by police. The panel concluded that the father's testimony "lacked credibility," finding that his son was too mentally ill to give a reliable account.

The online manifesto rails against the LAPD officials who took part in the review hearing and vows revenge. Police allege Dorner killed his own attorney's daughter and her fiance last weekend in Irvine.

"Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will [lead] to deadly consequences for you and your family," the manifesto says.

Dorner's case revolved around a July 28, 2007, call about a man causing a disturbance at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. When Dorner and his training officer showed up, they found Christopher Gettler. He was uncooperative and threw a punch at one of the officers, prompting Dorner's training officer, Teresa Evans, to use an electric Taser weapon on him.

Nearly two weeks later, Dorner walked into Sgt. Donald Deming's office at the Harbor Division police station. There were tears in Dorner's eyes, the sergeant later testified.

Deming gave the following account of what happened next:

"I have something bad to talk to you about, something really bad," Dorner told him.

Evans, Dorner explained, had kicked Gettler once in the face and twice in the left shoulder or nearby chest area. Afterward, Dorner said, Evans told him not to include the kicks on the arrest report.

"Promise me you won't do anything," Dorner asked Deming.

"No, Chris. I have to do something," Deming responded.

An internal affairs investigation into the allegation concluded the kicks never occurred. Investigators subsequently decided that Dorner had fabricated his account. He was charged with making false accusations.

At the December 2008 Board of Rights hearing, Dorner's attorney, Randal Quan, conceded that his client should have reported the kicks sooner but told the board that Dorner ultimately did the right thing. He called the case against Dorner "very, very ugly."

"This officer wasn't given a fair shake," Quan said, according to transcripts of the board hearing. "In fact, what's happening here is this officer is being made a scapegoat."

At the hearing, Dorner stuck to his story. Evans, he said, kicked Gettler once in the left side of his collarbone lightly with her right boot as they struggled to handcuff him. She kicked him once more forcefully in the same area, Dorner testified, and then much harder in the face, snapping Gettler's head back. Dorner said he noticed fresh blood on Gettler's face.

Dorner did not immediately report the kicks to a sergeant, he said, because he was asked only what force he had used, not what his partner had done. And as a rookie who had already filed complaints against fellow officers, he feared retaliation from within the department, Dorner testified.

Gettler's father, Richard, testified that police eventually brought his son home and that he noticed a slight puffiness on his son's face. His son told him he had been kicked by a police officer - once in the face and twice in the chest, he said. Richard Gettler said he was shocked but decided against calling police because the injury was minor and his son could not explain what prompted the officers to use force. Gettler said that his son's mental illness prevented him from being a good witness and that he was easily scared and would often answer "yes" to everything.

Dorner's attorney, Quan, presented a brief video he took of Christopher Gettler answering Quan's questions at the attorney's office. On the video, obtained by Fox 11 News, the younger Gettler agrees when asked whether he was kicked by a police officer and points to his left cheek, indicating that's where he was struck. He says he was kicked once and that the officer was female and "almost black" with dark hair. He then corrects himself, saying she had light hair.

Evans is listed in department and court records as white with blond hair.

At the disciplinary hearing, Christopher Gettler could not give the current year and sometimes provided seemingly random answers to questions. He said he did not recall how he was hurt during the encounter with the officers and thought they had used a club on him.

Evans denied kicking Gettler. She had been placed on desk duty for about seven months during the department's investigation and prevented from earning extra money outside the department. "It was very difficult on me personally," she testified.

Dorner, she said, was having problems readjusting to police work after returning from a 13-month military deployment overseas. He told her that family members had noticed a change in him and that he would seek help for it, she testified. On one occasion, he started crying in their patrol car, she said.

On several evaluation forms, Evans rated Dorner as "satisfactory" but indicated he needed to improve in certain areas. At one point, she told him she would give him an "unsatisfactory" rating unless he improved. "He was upset," she said.

Records show that Dorner reported the kicks a day after he received an evaluation in which Evans noted that he needed to show improvement in three categories, including the time it took to write reports, officer safety and use of common sense and good judgment.

She said Dorner had told her the department was a "racist organization," which she said she reported to a supervisor. That supervisor, however, denied during the hearing that Evans told her that.

Three witnesses, including two hotel employees and a port police officer, testified that they did not see Evans kick Gettler. The port police officer recalled telling Dorner to fix his tie. But a photograph from the scene showed that Dorner was not wearing a tie.

The board's three members - two LAPD captains and a criminal defense attorney - unanimously ruled against Dorner. They found that his claims lacked credibility and that he was motivated in part by his fear that his training officer would give him a poor evaluation that could end his career.

To fire Dorner, the board had only to conclude that it was more likely than not that he had made up his story about the kick. From then on, it was up to Dorner to prove that the board was wrong, a burden that Yaffe and a subsequent appeals court found he did not meet.

Capt. Phil Tingirides, who chaired the board, declined to discuss specifics about the case, citing a state law that makes it a crime to disclose personnel information. But he defended his handling of the proceedings.

"I am meticulous and objective," Tingirides said. "I take the responsibility very seriously. Before his board I had never met Christopher Dorner and didn't know a thing about him. I went into that board with an open mind.... I am very comfortable with what we did and the way we did it."

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