The LAPD will reopen the investigation that led to Christopher Dorner's dismissal from the police force in 2007. The aim is to combat Dorner's allegations that the department acted out of racism.
"I am aware of the ghosts of the LAPD's past, and one of my biggest concerns is that they will be resurrected by Dorner's allegations of racism within the department," wrote Chief Charlie Beck statement, reported in the NYTimes.
"Therefore, I feel we need to also publicly address Dorner's allegations regarding his termination," he went on. "I do this not to appease a murderer. I do it to reassure the public that their Police Department is transparent and fair in all the things we do."
Some Black Los Angeles residents told the NYTimes that Dorner's allegations of racism in the LAPD rang true, although they condemned his violent actions.
Dorner is currently being sought for killing a police officer and a former police captain's daughter and her fiance.