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Criticism arises after incendiary tear gar grenades used in Dorner incident




A screenshot showing a cabin on fire near Big Bear where police surrounded a man they believe to be murder suspect Christopher Dorner following two gun battles on Feb. 12, 2013. A deputy was killed in one of the battles.
A screenshot showing a cabin on fire near Big Bear where police surrounded a man they believe to be murder suspect Christopher Dorner following two gun battles on Feb. 12, 2013. A deputy was killed in one of the battles.
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During the stand off with Christopher Dorner, police used what they call 'burners', or a type of tear gas grenade. Use of the grenades quickly started a fire, which engulfed the cabin and ended the standoff with Dorner.

For more information on burners, Samuel Walker, University of Nebraska at Omaha.