February 12, 2013 in Nation/World

Fugitive ex-L.A. cop charged with murder

Associated Press
Fuhrman in manifesto

North Idaho authorities are watching out for former LAPD Det. Mark Fuhrman, who is listed in accused killer Christopher Dorner’s manifesto.

Fuhrman now lives in the Sandpoint area and Bonner County sheriff’s deputies on patrol are looking for anything out of the ordinary around his home, said Lt. Ror Lakewold.

Though the possibility of harm is remote, “We are taking some precautions,” Lakewold said. “We will always take into consideration that anything is possible and have made arrangements to provide any assistance we can if anything like that came to pass.”

Dorner, a former L.A. cop, mentioned Fuhrman in a lengthy, rambling manifesto posted to his Facebook page. He is accused of going on a killing spree in retaliation for what he said was wrongful termination from the department.

Furhman is best known for his role as a detective in the notorious O.J. Simpson murder trial. He was later convicted of perjury.

He retired to Sandpoint and hosted a radio show

In his manifesto, Dorner says “This department has not changed from the Daryl Gates and Mark Fuhrman days.”

Chelsea Bannach

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was charged Monday with murdering a Riverside officer in a potential death penalty case, but hundreds of tips triggered by a $1 million reward failed to end the manhunt.

Christopher Dorner was also charged with the attempted murder of another Riverside officer and two Los Angeles Police Department officers, Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said.

The LAPD officers and the Riverside officers were fired on in two separate shootings Thursday after Dorner, 33, became the target of a manhunt following the killing in Irvine of a former LAPD captain’s daughter and her fiancé.

Authorities obtained a no-bail arrest warrant, which allows Dorner to be apprehended anywhere, Zellerbach said.

Meanwhile, U.S. border inspectors warned that the search for Dorner has created unusually heavy traffic backups at California border crossings into Mexico.

Baja California state police agents were given photographs of Dorner and warned to consider him armed and extremely dangerous.

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