A panel of three judges has decided to whom the vast majority of the $1 million reward offered in the manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner will go.
CLEVELAND - Pete Elliott knows what it's like to pursue a desperate fugitive. He's the U. S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio.
On Tuesday, he talked about the California manhunt for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.
"It's always difficult going after somebody that has the same training that we have," he said. "But I think it's even more difficult going after somebody that is desperate. Desperate people commit desperate acts with tragic consequences."
Dorner became the focus of one of the largest manhunts in Southern California history after police connected him to the murders of a former police captain's daughter and her fiancé. Following a shootout Tuesday in which one deputy died and another was injured, police burned down a mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to be hiding.
Elliott said he didn't know all the particulars of the Dorner manhunt, but he knew that he was a "very difficult individual to pin down."
In addition to his police training, Dorner had military training.
Elliott said law enforcement does its best to try to weed out individuals like Dorner, but he said sometimes they slip through the cracks.
"And you have a case here where that obviously happened," he said.
The payout of a $1.2 million reward offered in the hunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner could turn into a fight before anyone sees a penny.
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Police Sgt. Emada Tingirides heard the fear in her husband's voice on the phone and stopped the patrol car. Her first thought was that one of their six kids had been killed.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says the review of ex-officer Christopher Dorner's firing is under way, but it's too early to comment on the re-examination.
Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner apparently killed himself as the cabin he was barricaded in caught fire following a shootout with officers.
Officials say burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.
Karen and Jim Reynolds say they came face to face with fugitive Christopher Dorner, not up on a snow-covered mountain trail, but inside their cabin-style condo.
A sheriff says his deputies did not intentionally burn down a California mountain cabin where fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner is believed to have died.
The U. S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio said Tuesday that desperate people commit desperate acts with tragic consequences, referring to the Christopher Dorner manhunt in California.