O.C. killings: Suspect blamed victim’s father in firing from LAPD
An ex-LAPD officer named as a suspect in the slayings of a college basketball coach and her fiance in Irvine wrote about killing the coach's father, a retired LAPD captain, in a manifesto.
Irvine police on Wednesday night named Christopher Dorner as the suspect in the case, saying that he was armed and dangerous. He was driving a blue 2005 Nissan Titan pickup with California license plate 7X03191.
In the manifesto, Dorner wrote at length about the review board hearing that led to his firing from the LAPD for allegedly making false statements about his training officer.
He repeatedly refers to Randy Quan, a veteran LAPD commander. His daughter is Monica Quan, 28, an assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton. She and Keith Lawrence, 27, a public safety officer at USC, were fatally shot Sunday night in Irvine.
In the rambling documents, posted on a message board earlier this week, Dorner complained that Quan and others did not fairly represent him at the review hearing.
“Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family. There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat, and sleep,” he wrote, referring to Quan and several others.
“I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I'm terminating yours,” he added.
Quan apparently served as Dorner’s representative, according to the manifesto. Of Quan, Dorner wrote: “He doesn't work for you, your interest, or your name. He works for the department, period. His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar. His loyalty is to the department, not his client.”
In the document, he threatens violence against other police officers.
“The violence of action will be high. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty,” Dorner wrote.
Law enforcement sources said that after retiring from the LAPD, Quan became an attorney for the police union.
The couple were engaged in January and had recently moved into an upscale condominium complex near UC Irvine and Concordia University, where both were basketball stars, family members said.
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-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Christopher Dorner, left, with then-LAPD Chief William J. Bratton in a photo from the August 2006 issue of the Beat police newsletter.