Former LAPD Deputy Chief Says Dorner Could Target Command Posts

Events like Sunday’s Grammy Awards could be on Christopher Dorner’s hit list, a former LAPD intelligence chief said on “CBS Morning News” on Saturday.

Los Angeles police are worried about being targeted at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, a former Los Angeles deputy police chief said Saturday.

John Miller, now a senior correspondent at CBS News, said that former LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner has a plan that could include targeting a police command post at a major incident, such as the nationally telecast Grammy broadcast at the Nokia Theater Sunday.

Speaking on the “CBS Morning News” Saturday, Miller said he has talked with Los Angeles police and found them to “have an anxiety factor that is unbelievable.”

Miller said Dorner probably did not plan to abandon his truck, loaded with weapons, in Big Bear.

“The reason it was there was not because it was where he was going, he broke the axle,” Miller said on Saturday’s broadcast.

“He probably left only the ammo he couldn't carry,” the CBS News senior correspondent said. Miller, a former FBI assistant director, served as LAPD’s intelligence chief under then-chief William Bratton.

Dorner, Williams theorized, may have a plan and “could circle back and attack the command post.”

“Look at the organic things that happen in Los Angeles,” Miller said. “There will be the Grammys Sunday in Los Angeles, where you will have a major police command post.

“I’ve spoken with people there and their problems are very interesting,” Miller said. “One problem is, can they get enough cops to police the Grammys, when they have had everyone out deployed on this?”

Williams’ comments were made on Saturday’s national telecast, and posted at cbsnews.com later in the day.

-City News Service

JustUs February 11, 2013 at 01:05 AM
By not allowing the teachers to arm themselves or armed guards in the schools Obama is placing the children at heightened risk. But he doesn't care because his children are very well protected. He cares about his children, not yours. Wake up.
jb February 11, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Where in the Bible does it say you have the right to own a gun, much less an AK47?
Things I Learned February 11, 2013 at 01:24 AM
There is only one religion.
OBAMABUBBLEBOY February 11, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Wendy you are a typical Leftist that spews a lie...then gets called on it ...then you try to turn the arguement around. You ask me to find an Obama quote that "overtly denies security at schools." Well Wendy there is something called leadership. Obama came out FOR a laundry list of executive orders and other proposals to protect our kids except for one that would really protect our kids...armed guards at every school. So why Wendy didn't Obama use an executive order to place armed guards at every school? That should be the real issue. He has the power to do so.
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 01:36 AM
"Who cares? The point is that Obama doesn't have anything to do with security detail for his children." Sure he does. He would order that the armed guards at his children's school get dismissed so that he would be treated more like an average American. But he is THE KING, and he would never ever consider that due to his arrogance. So I think you are way out in left field, Wendy. Way way out in left field.
OBAMABUBBLEBOY February 11, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Yeah Just us.... Typical Democrat arrogance. people die in Libya and "what difference does it make" Kids die at schools and Wendy says "who cares" Obama won the election and the fakeness continues. fake campaigning has driven Obama but now he must be real. I think being real is not what Obama knows at all.
Justice ForAll February 11, 2013 at 02:12 AM
I own a 9mm, I've taken my son to a YMCA camp, try taught him to shoot a rifle, he's 5. Teach kids gun safety, teach them to leave QUICKLY if someone has a gun. I keep my gun safe. But do I want teachers armed, no! I HATE what's happened in some schools, but we do not need to instill fear in our children!! They shouldn't fear living!! But I also homeschool! I don't want people teaching my child values and ethics, I'll do that myself. But I started due to health reasons! It's sad what's happening in this World, but it's not really new. Guns don't kill people, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!! Period! And Chris Dorner killed 3 people. If he didn't have guns, he'd find another way. It's so true, if you hear someone break into your house, you'll call someone wih a gun. Get over your stupid gun control crap!! Do you people want government to dictate your entire life? Maybe wipe your butt and tell you when to go to bed at night? People make decisions, some times very bad ones, like Chris. Are you willing to give up all your freedoms due to a few nuts?
Wendy Beattie February 11, 2013 at 02:15 AM
It's NOT your second amendment right to own an AK47. Perhaps you should READ the 2nd amendment which calls for a well regulated militia. Not the wild wild west. WELL REGULATED means screens and rational thought - not weapons that can take out an entire room of babies in a school room.
Wendy Beattie February 11, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Well I am a leftist - so thank you for the compliment but I am not lying. You are a typical republican tea partier who distorts the truth and hears what you want to hear and then sensationalizes everything and then blames Obama for every little thing.
Doug Curlee February 11, 2013 at 02:32 AM
justus.. once again, you demonstrate your ignorance.. obama is not about to "order" the security at sidwell friensds chool terminated for several rfeasons.. chief among them being that he can't..sidwell friends is a private school, and not under his control.. but more importantly, it's the school of choice for most high-ranking government officials, as well as the school of choice for the children of most of washington's diplomatic corps.. jesus, do a little research before you spout off.. doug
OBAMABUBBLEBOY February 11, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Being a Commie Leftist is nothing to be proud of. You did lie. You said " the Biden task force recommendations included security at schools." I told you to send a link and prove this was true. You couldn't do it so you lied. Feel lucky that you are not target practice while out in public. People like you are destroying the country with Obama debt and fake numbers. At some point all of you scumbags are going to face the music.
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Wendy do you have a handicap placard for that disability?
OBAMABUBBLEBOY February 11, 2013 at 02:48 AM
First there was the Tech Bubble during Clinton which lead to a minor recession. Then there was the housing bubble under Bush that lead to the Great Recession. And now we have the biggest bubble of all The Debt Bubble under Obama. This Monster bubble is going to make anything under Bush or Clinton seem small. Obama and the Dumbocrats are a train wreck on the way to a cement wall! How is brilliance defined? Borrow 43 cents of every dollar spent to pay for long term unemployment and welfare and suppress the financial pain of a piss poor economy . This maximizes those that have quit looking for work which means a lower unemployment number. These people are not counted as "unemployed" This also buys votes. Dependent people vote for those that mail their checks.Take welfare and entitlement roles and compare them to voter registration roles. Register as many inner city voters that are on welfare and entitlements as possible and go door to door to collect either absentee ballots or get them to the polls. Lastly turn the masses against the minority of upper wage earners and using "Democracy" as the excuse to steal over 60% of their earnings. Obama is the race to the bottom.
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Wendy is Shanes twin, they shared a brain at birth.
OBAMABUBBLEBOY February 11, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Fake Shane Jeff Kleiner and Wendy. Recommending more cops is just a bunch of verbage with no action. Why is there not an executive order? Or where is the proposal to Congress along with the other gun proposals? Every day nothing is done keeps our kids at risk. This is unacceptable! You Democrats promote the rhetoric to try and hide inaction and the real agenda. If Obama was about protecting kids he would have given a speech and authorized the armed protection already or at the very least have asked Congress to sponsor a bill placing armed guards at ALL schools versus "more schools" as Biden weakly recommends. Instead Obama /Biden have used attacks on schools as an excuse to further a political agenda that is anti gun which does nothing to directly protect children. Obama is disgusting.
Doug Curlee February 11, 2013 at 03:10 AM
arthur..the misspellings are due to a keyboard that's just too small for the size of my fingers.. sorry about that.. as for the caps key..that's just the style i've been writing in for 42 years.. deal with it or don't read it.. doug
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 04:34 AM
What are you talking about?? I did not say anything about the Presidents children. Are you high again?
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Shane we know you are Wendy! Change your writing style a bit more when you are hiding behind a new alias.
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Wendy (Shane) but its ok to kill thousands of babies a day in abortion clinics right?? Are you going to tell me that isn't a real child?? Oh but a person that is 26 qualifies as a child under Obamas rules. Not a fetus but a 26 year old. Gosh you liberals are messed up!
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 04:38 AM
I am Shane and when I wear womens underwear, I post under the name Wendy!
Wendy Beattie February 11, 2013 at 04:45 AM
Oh my God!!! Too funny. Bill Maher would love this thread. Well dudes - I am 5 feet 9 inches, have blonde hair, and am a perfect size 6 and am a Democrat with a capital D who can't stand nucking futter Republicans who twist something to the point where they accuse some Shane guy of being me. THIS IS WAAAYYYYYY TOO HILARIOUS FOR LIFE. I suggest a few of you here check your prescriptions to ensure you are taking all the little pills your psychiatrists are prescribing. lol!!!!!
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Doug, why did you fail to respond to my comment to you under the other article? Did I stump you? If you have no answers to my questions or comments at least have the courtesy to say "I don't know". " obama is not about to "order" the security at sidwell friensds chool terminated for several rfeasons.. chief among them being that he can't..sidwell friends is a private school, and not under his control." Then maybe he should pull his kids out of sidwell and place them in a school with no armed guards to show the average American that he 'walks his talk'. Oh wait! I forgot! Obama hasn't 'walked his talk' since he's been in office, has he, Dougie?? "but more importantly, it's the school of choice for most high-ranking government officials, as well as the school of choice for the children of most of washington's diplomatic corps.." Oh, excuse me!!! You mean the 'high brow' school for wealthy democrats!!! HAH! No wonder they get all those special privileges like armed guards, a perk that King Obama forbids his peasants in public schools from having!!! HAH! :^)
Doug Curlee February 11, 2013 at 05:21 AM
sorry, justus.. i doin't plan to feed your paranoid hunger for anything to use to atttack obama on this or any other thread.. especially since obama has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS TOPIC.. you oughta trot back up to lake forest, or wherever the hell you're from..the people up there seem to know you.. i don't know you, and i have no interest in doing so.. i've got lots better things to do than try to educate you..which would be a lost cause in any event.. doug
Red Foreman February 11, 2013 at 06:57 AM
I don't care about what Obama is doing, this article is about the cops being scared for once. I notice that the shoot first and ask questions after. Must be a new policy. This is one man causing all this Police anxiety. Just imagine if there were two or three guys doing the same thing, at the same time. The cops would go crazy. now imagine ten or twelve guys after the top guys in LAPD. The military would be called in and they would declare martial law. If there were forty or fifty they would call it a revolution and they would look for the rebel strongholds. The other thing that bothers me is that this guy is Black and they are shooting to kill. Were is the Justice department, were is the NAACP, where is Jessie and Al. This is a man of color, and they want to gun him down. Is this still illegal or did they change that law also?
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 07:36 AM
It's funny how many cops are democrats and like Obama. It seems counterintuitive. But if one puts some deep thought into that subject matter it really starts to make perfect sense. There is a rhyme and a reason to most everything in life. :^)
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 07:47 AM
"This is a man of color, and they want to gun him down. Is this still illegal or did they change that law also?" Whoever is at the scene of the final shooting and gets it on cell phone video could probably write his own ticket. If the cops conduct themselves in the same manner as they did with those asian women in Torrance Dorner's surviving kin would probably own LAPD, the new HQ's, all the vehicles, uniforms, crime lab, jail, weapons, massive supply of donuts in the warehouse.... they would own it all. If one feels lucky it might be a good time to circle around LA and search for the clash of the titans. Dirty Hairy might even show up. Who knows?
Chris McLaughlin February 11, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I don't think too many people are going to have a lot of heartburn over gunning down Dorner with little warning if and when they find him. In his 'manifesto' he seems pretty resigned to the fact that he's not coming out of this alive, anyway. I wish he'd come in peacefully though so he can elaborate on his allegations while being tried for the murders he's committed. I think he has a lot to say on how corrupt LAPD is. As far as the legality of Shoot First/Confirm Identity Later, that may be why Chief Charlie Beck is now using the T word in regards to Dorner. The rules change significantly when you're dealing with a 'terrorist'...
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 04:11 PM
"I think he has a lot to say on how corrupt LAPD is." I think most LAPD cops know about the corruption within their ranks and higher. The difference is that Dorner spoke out because he got hosed and the rest remain silent. For they know which side of their toast is buttered and who put it there. That 'code of silence' is very real. Regardless of all the vehement denials you hear about. It's the secret that everyone knows about.
Chris McLaughlin February 12, 2013 at 05:24 AM
The issue of dealing with Police corruption is a tough one. I think it's typical in that it's the same type of themes with all public-sector unionized jobs that have trouble dealing with their own 10% (i.e tenured teachers who can't be fired, career firefighters who can't stop hazing or being racist, unethical Congressmen, etc.), but in the case of the Police, their very essence is based on authority/being in charge/maintaining control, and so for them, dismissing allegations of corruption must feel like they're just doing their jobs, and the idea that a regular citizen has anything to meaningful to say about their job performance is a non-starter with most Police. I believe the only thing they listen to is their chain of command, so non-violent change would have to happen from the top-down, not the bottom-up or from external forces/movements. For the LAPD, I think the only hope for them is to have an outside agency/higher authority monitor them/intervene in a meaningful way. They're certainly aren't just going to improve on their own. These press conferences they've been holding and incidents lately of Shoot First/Positively Identify the Target Later are sad and tragic. Someone said it best on one of these posts about the first priority needs to be to find this guy, but then the very next step is to have the FBI or US Atty's Office do a thorough probe of the LAPD at all levels.
JustUs February 12, 2013 at 05:55 AM
I think you scratched the surface, Chris. It's mostly a power thing....you know like "I can shoot innocent 71 year old women in the back 2 times and keep my job and there's nothing that you can do about it", in your face kinda thing. "I got the power and you don't." It's really pretty sick and uncivilized. Like the way one would expect savages to act. And the ones who run the departments think it's normal behavior until you try it - and then you get 15 years to life for the same stuff a cop pulls. That's what good, law-abiding, decent, civilized and productive citizens find so disgusting about it all. A completely double standard and LOWER standard that they police are held to as compared to the average everyday citizen. It really is the makings of a police state, not much different than you would find in any banana republic. Unfortunately I don't think reform with come through peaceful means. What I see today is analagous to a pressure cooker. Steam is building up in the pot but the value which emits the steam has malfunctioned. It builds, and builds and builds and builds until it goes BOOM. Sort of like what we saw in South Central in 1992. I fear that we are on that same path. And nobody will win. But egos are too big today for those in charge to come together, recognize the problem and move to make the necessary reforms. And why would the police change when they benefit from the status quo? Immunity from the laws and paid like medical doctors w/GED ed's.


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