Christopher Jordan Dorner
|Alma mater||Southern Utah University|
|Known for||Christopher Jordan Dorner's Manifesto, Accused perpetrator of 2013 Southern California shootings|
Dorner was born in New York state and grew up in Los Angeles County, where he attended elementary school at Norwalk Christian School. Dorner stated that he was the only African American student there from first grade to seventh grade and that he had altercations due to his race. He graduated from Southern Utah University in 2001 with a major in political science and a minor in psychology, and the university confirmed he had played football for at least two of those years.
Dorner is a former Naval Reserve lieutenant (O-3) who was honorably discharged.
Dorner commanded a security unit at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, served with a Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit from 23 Jun 2004-28 Feb 2006 and deployed to Bahrain with Coastal Riverine Group Two from 3 November 2006- 23 April 2007.  He was discharged from the Navy Reserve on 1 February 2013.
Termination from Los Angeles Police Department
Dorner was terminated from the LAPD in 2008 for allegedly "lying" when reporting a fellow police officer, Teresa Evans (now a sergeant), for police brutality. After accusing Officer Evans of kicking a mentally-ill suspect named Christopher Gettler, who suffered from schizophrenia, while detained and on the ground, an internal review board found Dorner had lied, even though the alleged victim and victim's father testified to police brutality on part of the fellow arresting police officer and the victim's injuries were consistent with Dorner's account.  This wrongful termination has been cited in his online "manifesto" as a reason for committing the 2013 Southern California shootings. No action was taken against Officer Evans, whom Dorner had accused of police brutality.
Awards and decorations
Dorner is the recipient of the following military awards:
- "Dorner Manhunt: Career woes, perceived racism fuel ex-cop's anger". The Press-Enterprise. February 7, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- "Christopher Dorner's Manifesto, In Full [Content Graphic and Disturbing] [UPDATED]". LAist. February 7, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- McGregor, Ellen U.S. Navy Releases Records of Triple Shooting Suspect Christopher Dorner ABC 10 News 02/07/2013
- Dorner's Military Service Record, see External links
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