Were Dorner’s complaints legitimate?
Christopher Dorner, the killer ex-LAPD officer with a $1 million bounty on his head, hinged his sprawling anti-police manifesto on one major event: his dismissal from the LAPD in 2008 for allegedly making false statements about police brutality during an arrest. A disciplinary panel ruled that Dorner had lied when he said his training officer had kicked a mentally ill homeless man.
However, according to the LA Times, 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 was "uncertain whether the training officer kicked the suspect or not." The judge nonetheless upheld the panel's ruling.
Based on police records, the LA Times detailed the events leading up to Dorner's dismissal: