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An inside look at LAPD cop culture

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Police respond in Riverside, Calif., early Thursday morning, Feb. 7, 2013, after one officer was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout with a murder suspect. Police were searching for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, who is the main suspect in the weekend killings of a couple whose bodies were found in Irvine, and who has threatened to kill police. Investigators believe Dorner is responsible for two separate overnight shootings about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County. Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements. Kevin Warn/AP

As authorities continue the hunt for Christopher Dorner, many wonder what might have led the former LAPD officer to possibly commit such crimes. Some who knew him as a friend say he didn't seem violent at all, but others who knew him as a cop say he was a bad apple.

Joe Domanick, author of the book "To Protect and to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams," joins the show to tell us more about the culture of the L.A. Police Department at the time Dorner was a cop.

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