What Pushed Christopher Dorner Over the Edge
A closer look at his chilling manisfesto
PALM DESERT-- As the hunt for Dorner continues we're turning the conversation to the manifesto he posted online. The document outlines Dorner's grievances with law enforcement saying he's simply out to clear his name. KMIR 6 has a closer look at the manifesto and what could have pushed Dorner to the edge.
How did Christopher Dorner, a former officer, navy veteran, and college football player become the most wanted man in California?
In the manifesto that appeared on Dorner's facebook page addressed to America, titled "last resort," the former LAPD officer blames the department for his actions.
He writes, "I've lost everything because the LAPD took my name and new (sic)I was INNOCENT!!!"
Dorner claims he was fired as retaliation and wants his name cleared.
"It is not going to happen," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
Experts say Dorner's manifesto shows psychotic thoughts of a mentally disturbed man.
"When you have somebody who is mentally unbalanced which he obviously is, the manifesto demonstrates that, some of his other behaviors demonstrate that," Social Psychologist, Dr. Nathan Church, Ph.D., said.
Dorner details incidents in which he claims officers uttered racist remarks and laughed about grisly crime photos.
"The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it's the police officers."
Dorner names several members of law enforcement, calling them "high value targets."
"I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I'm terminating yours."
Police say he has already carried out that threat by murdering Monica Quan. The daughter of former LAPD captain and attorney Randal Quan who represented Dorner at the time of his dismissal.
"The attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence, PUBLICLY!!!" He writes.
At times clear, at times disjointed -- Dorner peppers his rant with random observations on celebrities and politics.
"So you see his manifesto moving from lucid to some very crazy things that he has to say, that's very common in situations like this," Dr. Church said.
But Dorner always comes back to the LAPD, demanding what he calls justice.
"Unfortunately, I will not be alive to to see my name cleared. That's what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name."
Dorner's way of clearing his name is clearly destroying it.
In the manifesto, Dorner calls himself honorable and courageous and says he lost complete faith in the system. According to court documents obtained by the Associated Press, Dorner's ex-girlfriend calls him "twisted" and "super paranoid." No doubt more information and warning signs about the man behind this murderous rampage will come out as this story continues to unfold.