Christopher Dorner is officially dead after officials say that they have positively identified the killer’s remains.
San Bernardino Sheriffs released a statement obtained by TMZ that read: “The charred human remains located in the burned out cabin in Seven Oaks have been positively identified to be that of Christopher Dorner.”
Officials say that Dorner’s charred body was identified through dental records.
Christopher Dorner was a former LAPD officer who more or less declared war on his former employer alleging unfair dismissal, racism, and corruption within the oft-criticzed and scandal-ridden institution. After releasing a chilling manifesto online, in which he declared that “the department retaliated toward me,” the accused cop-killer lead police on manhunt that lasted many days.
The drama finally came to a head when it was discovered that Dorner was hiding out in a remote cabin in Big Bear, CA. He engaged police officers in an intense gun battle, shooting and killing one cop in the fight and wounding another.
Afterwards, the cabin caught fire (by his own hand, or possibly due to the LAPD) and Dorner was thought to have died inside.
Dorner has inspired a culture of supporters, who saw him as a fighter for justice against a corrupt system. Dorner characterized his fight against the LAPD as a “necessary evil,” and the police themselves gravely injured several suspects during the manhunt, bringing their tactics under scrutiny.
You can read Christopher Dorner’s full manifesto at PolicyMic, but let us know what you think. Was Christopher Dorner misunderstood, or a killer? Sound off!