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UPDATE 3-Record $1 million reward posted for fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop

* Manhunt for Christopher Dorner called largest in L.A. history * Police chief says investigators making progress in search (Adds latest unconfirmed sighting and search for suspect in L.A.) By Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - A record $1 million reward was posted on Sunday for information leading to the capture of a fugitive former Los Angeles policeman suspected of targeting police officers and their families in three killings committed in retaliation for his 2008 firing.

Police to probe firing of fugitive US cop killer

Los Angeles police Saturday said they would reopen a probe that led to the dismissal of a fugitive ex-policeman being sought in the killings of three people for what he believed was his unfair firing. Police are hunting the snow-blanketed California mountains for Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department (LAPD) officer who had threatened to murder police in a chilling online manifesto.

REFILE-L.A. police to reopen probe into firing of fugitive ex-officer

(Fixes typo in fourth paragraph to murderer from murder) LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Los Angeles police officials will reopen an investigation into the 2008 firing of an officer wanted for three recent slayings, the police chief said on Saturday as he called for the man to turn himself in. The former Los Angeles officer, Christopher Dorner, 33, has been at the center of manhunt following the killing of three people in California over the last several days.

UPDATE 3-L.A. police to revisit firing of fugitive ex-cop

(Recasts with police chief calling for re-examination of officer's firing) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Los Angeles police will re-examine the 2008 firing of an officer wanted in three slayings, the police chief said on Saturday as a massive manhunt for the fugitive stretched from a southern California mountaintop to the Mexican border.

US ski resort closed as alleged cop killer sought

California police launched a massive manhunt Thursday for a former cop accused of killing three people, including another officer, and posting chilling threats to kill more. Amid a flurry of reported sightings of Christopher Dorner, 33, authorities put a ski resort east of Los Angeles on lockdown after a vehicle resembling his pickup truck was found burnt out in a mountainside forest. It also emerged that Dorner had sent a package to CNN presenter Anderson Cooper, with a note, a DVD, and "a coin shot thru with bullet holes," the news anchor said on Twitter.

LA police launch manhunt for ex-cop over killings

US law enforcement agencies launched a full-scale manhunt Thursday for a dismissed Los Angeles officer believed to have killed three people in the state of California including another cop. Christopher Jordan Dorner had posted a chilling online warning about "terminating" the life of a colleague he blamed for his dismissal, and threatening other police and their families.

LA police launch manhunt for ex-cop over killings

Los Angeles police launched a full-scale manhunt Thursday for a dismissed officer believed to have killed three people in the US state of California including another cop. Christopher Jordan Dorner had posted a chilling online warning about "terminating" the life of a colleague he blamed for his dismissal, and threatening other police and their families. The LA Police Department (LAPD) said it was increasing protection for a number of people named in an online manifesto by Dorner, a 33-year-old US Navy reservist who was described as "armed and extremely dangerous."
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