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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.

Alleged US cop killer's car found with weapons: reports

More than 100 police searched the snow blanketed California mountains Saturday for an ex-cop accused of three killings after his car was found nearby, reportedly with weapons and a broken axle. Police are hunting 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. The search has focused on cabins above the ski resort of Big Bear, two hours east of Los Angeles, where Dorner's burnt-out pickup truck was found in nearby woods.

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.

Manhunt for ex-cop set to resume in California mountain range

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A mountaintop search was to resume on Saturday for an ex-policeman wanted in three California slayings, after authorities interrupted the manhunt during the night as snowfall kept their helicopters grounded. Former Los Angeles officer Christopher Dorner, 33, has declared war on law enforcement officers and their families in a manifesto posted to the Internet that complains of his 2008 firing from the LAPD.

Snow slows manhunt for alleged US cop-killer

Snowfall in California mountains Friday slowed the second day of a manhunt for a disgruntled ex-cop accused of three killings, and threatening to murder more police in a chilling online manifesto. The focus of the search remained on the snow-blanketed ski resort of Big Bear, although there was also a major lockdown in Los Angeles after a reported sighting not far from the LA Police Department (LAPD) headquarters.

A former police officer terrorizes Los Angeles, then vanishes

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A day after a bloody crime wave attributed to a former Los Angeles police officer with a deadly grudge left the city on edge, the man at the center of the drama seemed to vanish on Friday, leaving behind only a few footprints in the snow.

US police hunt alleged cop killer in mountains

US police hunting a former cop accused of killing three people searched a series of abandoned mountain cabins Friday on the slopes above a snow-bound ski resort, at the center of a massive manhunt. But while the focus of the search remained on the resort of Big Bear, there was also a major lockdown in Los Angeles after a reported sighting not far from the LA Police Department (LAPD) headquarters.

US police hunt alleged cop killer in mountain cabins

US police hunting a former cop accused of three killings said Friday he may have taken refuge overnight in an abandoned cabin above a snow-bound ski resort, although there is still no sign of him. More than 100 officers have been searching since Thursday for Christopher Dorner, 33, who has threatened in a chilling online manifesto to target police officers and their families in revenge for his sacking five years ago.

UPDATE 6-Fugitive ex-cop eludes snow-swept California mountain manhunt

* Former Navy officer accused of three murders * Suspect declared war on police in online manifesto * Slayings seen as vengeance for 2008 LAPD dismissal (Adds details from afternoon news conference, paragraphs 8, 10, 12-13) By Brandon Lowrey

Ex-cop hunted over California vendetta killings

* Suspect declared war on police in online manifesto * Dorner sacked from Los Angeles force in 2008 * Accused of 3 murders, at least 40 people being protected By Brandon Lowrey BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif., Feb 8 (Reuters) - A massive manhunt was under way in Californian mountains for a sacked policeman accused of three murders who declared war on law enforcement officers and their families in a rambling Internet manifesto.
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