Christopher Dorner was an LAPD beat cop fired in 2008 for falsifying reports that claimed a fellow officer, who had trained him, had used excessive force in the field. He later unsuccessfully sued the department, and then, on February 3, 2012, began a violent rampage seeking revenge. Dorner killed four people and injured six others, sparking the largest manhunt in the LAPD’s history.
He posted an unhinged 11,000-word manifesto on his Facebook page explaining his actions, saying, “That this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.”
On February 12, he was tracked to a cabin near Big Bear Lake, California, and the resulting stand-off ended when Dorner shot himself inside the cabin, which had caught fire after pyrotechnic tear gas canisters were shot through the windows.