$1 million reward offered for ex-LAPD officer

  • Authorities in Los Angeles have offered a $1 million reward for information that could lead to the arrest of a fugitive ex-policeman suspected of three murders.

    Christopher Dorner, 33, has been on the run for the last week, following the attacks in southern California.

    Announcing the reward on Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said his "reign of terror" must end.

    Dorner, a former officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), is believed to have killed three people, including the daughter of a retired captain who represented him in a disciplinary procedure.

    In an online manifesto, he vowed to take revenge on police officers he blamed for his firing in 2008.

    Police are now protecting around 50 families, many belonging to former LAPD colleagues, against whom Dorner has pledged to take revenge against.

    Dorner, a former U.S. Navy reservist, lost his job for making false statements.

    According to court documents, he was fired after lodging a complaint against his field training officer, alleging she had kicked a suspect, a schizophrenic man with severe dementia, during an arrest.

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