A former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer was fired for accusing the force of racism and brutality, says Linn Washington Jr., an associate professor of journalism at Temple University.
Washington Jr. told Press TV’s US Desk that police departments across the U.S. have an unfair system built in their disciplinary systems. “That unfairness is magnified when there are persons who raise issues of brutality, who raise issues of race and racism”.
“What happened to this individual [Christopher Dorner] in Los Angeles is something that I’ve seen replicated by police department literally from New York City to San Francisco.”
The hunt for Christopher Dorner who is facing murder charges has expanded from California to Mexico after investigators say evidence suggests he may have fled the country.
He was fired from the police department in 2008 after being accused of falsely claiming his training officer kicked a mentally ill suspect in the course of an arrest. In a manifesto he posted on his Facebook page, Dorner insisted that the allegations were true and that the LAPD was mired in racism.
Dorner has vowed a deadly revenge on those in the LAPD responsible for his firing and threatened to wage "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against a police department he accused of racism and corruption.