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$1m Reward for Fugitive LAPD Officer

11 Feb 2013

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Ex-LAPD man, Christopher Dorner

Authorities in Los Angeles have offered a $1m (£630,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive ex-policeman suspected of three murders.

Christopher Dorner, 33, has been on the run for the past week, following the attacks in southern California.

Announcing the reward, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said his "reign of terror" must end, reports the BBC.

In an online manifesto, he swore to take revenge on police officers he blamed for his firing in 2008.

"We will not tolerate anyone undermining the security, the tranquillity of our neighbourhoods," Mr Villaraigosa said at a news conference announcing the reward on Sunday.

"We will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of southern California deserve," he added.

Dorner, a former officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), is suspected of killing three people, including the daughter of a retired captain who represented him in a disciplinary procedure.

Police are now protecting 50 families, many belonging to former LAPD colleagues, against whom Dorner has vowed revenge for ruining his career.

In his online manifesto, Dorner suggested that some were motivated by racism.

Police are combing an area near Big Bear Lake, 80 miles (130 km) east of Los Angeles, after finding the suspect's burned-out truck near a ski area.

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