Patt Morrison on what it takes to get fired from the LAPD
Patt Morrison joins take two to talk about what kinds of infractions can get an officer fired from the LAPD. In light of Christopher Dorner's accusations and subsequent dismissal Morrisson will look at how typical this case is.
Here in California, police have fielded more than 1,000 tips from the public in the search for Christopher Dorner. The ex-LAPD officer is suspected of three murders and three attempted murders. Police say Dorner wrote a lengthy manifesto detailing his grievences against the department.
Chief among them is how he is upset over being fired for accusing a fellow officer of using unnessacary force against a civilian. The manifesto also alleges that an officer involved in the Rodney King beatings was never fired and even promoted.
All of this has raised questions about the LAPD review process and what actions get discplined.
Here to talk about that is KPCC's Patt Morrison. Welcome.