Officers Safety A Priority During Time Of Crisis

Feb 7, 2013

SANTA ANA – The Orange County sheriff’s union requested today that each deputy driving a patrol car be paired with a partner for the duration of the massive manhunt for an allegedly revenge-bent former cop suspected in two murders in Irvine and the ambush killing of a Riverside police officer.

Tom Dominguez, president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, sent a letter to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens requesting two deputies per patrol unit during the duration of the dragnet for Christopher Jordan Dorner.

“Dorner is a highly trained marksman who has already demonstrated his propensity for killing innocent people,” Dominguez wrote. “He has made it clear law enforcement officers and their families are fair game.”

Noting a statewide officer safety alert, Dominguez added, “We must do everything we can to keep our deputies safe as they assist in this critical operation to find Dorner before any more innocent lives are lost.”

Dominguez said many other law enforcement agencies have switched to two- deputy patrols.

“The safety of our deputies must remain a priority as they engage in this extraordinarily dangerous endeavor,” he wrote.

Orange County sheriff’s officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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12-year-old Charged With Four Felonies

Feb 7, 2013

A 12-year-old boy accused of making prank calls that sent police swarming to the home of actor Ashton Kutcher in October and then to a Well Fargo Bank branch a week later has been charged with four felonies. The boy’s name is being withheld due to his age. He is expected to be arraigned Friday in Eastlake Juvenile Court.

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Military Facility On Lockdown

Feb 7, 2013

San Diego police Detective Gary Hassen confirms a military facility somewhere along North Harbor Drive has been placed on lockdown while U.S. Marshals search for murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is accused of killing two people in Irvine over the weekend and a Riverside police officer this morning. No further details are immediately available, he says.

 

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