LAPD Officers Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Decorative Scales of Justice in the Courtroom

Courtroom

Recently, a decision has been made about an incident involving two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers suing the department for discrimination because they are Latino. Officers Allan Corrales and George Diego were awarded near $4 million combined in their discrimination suit against the department. Both officers are Latino and were involved in a fatal shooting in 2010 killing an unarmed, autistic African American man, Eugene Washington.

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Christopher Dorner’s Body Found?

Burned Down House by Flickr user Kiwi NZ, licensed by Creative Commons

A representation of the scene at Big Bear Lake

After all the hustle and bustle it seems that Christopher Dorner could possibly have been killed in a cabin fire where he took shelter.  There had been a $1 million reward to bring in Dorner, but officials found a stolen vehicle and located his whereabouts.  They tracked him to a cabin where a shootout had started.  Apparently there was a shot fired and smoke devices thrown in to the cabin.  The cabin burst in to flames and had been burning for hours throughout the night.  Now, authorities need to wait for the body to cool in order to identify the body.  LAPD claim that his wallet was found close to the body with his ID and drivers license.

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Will Drones Be Used On Dorner?

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                        On the hunt!

Not too long ago the LAPD had seen Christopher Dorner as one of their own.  Now, they are labeling him as a “domestic terrorist” and “cop killer.”  Dorner is a former Naval Reserve lieutenant and part of the Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit, where he mastered mobile radar and sonar.  These techniques have been used for such missions as Operation Desert Storm/Sheild.  Because Dorner is so skilled this makes the recent events more risky and critical in the hunt to find him.  I use the word hunt because the LAPD has decided to use drones to locate Mr. Droner.

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