Mon, Feb 11, 2013
A former LAPD detective and author is talking only to 10News about the search for Christopher Dorner.
Mike Rothmiller, who also co-authored “L.A. Secret Police,” says Dorner reached out to a colleague of his on Feb. 9.
Mike Rothmiller spent 10 years with the LAPD. He says some of what Christopher Dorner states in his 6,000 word manifesto regarding the LAPD rings true.
“I was a detective and I was a sergeant and the issues that he describes regarding racism, brutality, corruption, internal affairs malfeasance, so forth… That is absolutely true,” says Rothmiller. “I saw it firsthand.”
Rothmiller believes Dorner’s ultimate objective is to basically change the LAPD and get back at the people there. He is confident Dorner is alive and carefully plotting his next move.
“I received from a very, very reliable source that he did in fact contact somebody late [Saturday] afternoon,” said Rothmiller.
We promised not to disclose who Dorner contacted, but Rothmiller did say police were well aware.
Rothmiller says he thoroughly believes that, “perhaps over the last month or so he’s been buying pre-paid disposable cell phones. He’ll use them once, turn them off and discard them and virtually at that stage there’s no way to track his location.”
Rothmiller thinks Dorner is simply waiting to spark a major co