Supporters of slain fugitive hold rally at LAPD
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Supporters of slain fugitive cop-killer Christopher Dorner held a protest rally in front of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Saturday.
The dozens of demonstrators calling themselves “We Stand With Christopher Dorner” demanded an end to police brutality and the clearing of Dorner’s name through signs they carried. They also complained against racism and unfair treatment, which Dorner claimed he suffered when he was fired from the LAPD in 2009.
The protesters gathered near the corner of First and Main Street before marching towards 100 W. First Street, where a police tape bordering the LAPD headquarters blocked their way.
One of the protesters, Army National Guard member and former Marine Michael Nam, 30, said the police wrongly handled Dorner’s case by failing to give him due process.
The protesters, however, said they did not approve of Dorner’s method of violent revenge against LAPD people he considered responsible for his firing.
Dorner reportedly fatally shot himself Tuesday when police cornered him inside a mountain cabin near Big Bear. Before he died, the fugitive former cop shot and killed a police officer and wounded another in a firefight.
Dorner had been the subject of a manhunt for killing a police officer and the daughter of a former LAPD captain together with her fiance in revenge for losing his job.
Police discovered his manifesto in which he vowed to avenge his dismissal he believed was wrong. He was dismissed from service after an LAPD investigation found him guilty of filing a false report of excessive use of force against a suspect by a colleague.