It’s been twelve days since Christopher Dorner was suspected of killing Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence, and this whirlwind pursuit ended yesterday when charred remains from a burning cabin was identified as Dorner. The residents of Big Bear are entering back into their routines since LAPD lifted their tactical alert and witnesses have recounted their stories.
However, as these tragic events come to a close, many questions linger. The public questions whether police officers’ use of seven tear gas canisters, nicknamed “burners,” intentionally led to a fire that burned the cabin and Dorner. How did over 200 police officers swarm Big Bear for nearly a week and not find the suspect hiding just a few doors away? And, who gets the $1 million dollar reward?
Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times reporter
Ben Bergman, KPCC reporter