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Ex-Deputy Chief: Dorner May Target Command Posts

Events like tonight's Grammy Awards could be on Christopher Dorner’s hit list, a former LAPD intelligence chief said on “CBS Morning News."

Unparraled tension gripped the Grammys Music Awards Sunday as typically heavy security tightened given Christopher Dorner's threat against the police force that would protect the gathering of the world's top music stars.

The Grammy Awards' are underway, after red-carpet arrivals began at 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Los Angeles for the taped-live, later broadcast. 

Over a weekend of remarkable police announcements promising a $1 million reward leading to Dorner's capture, it was disclosed that Los Angeles police are worried they'll be targeted at the Grammys, a former L.A. deputy police chief said Saturday.

John Miller, now a senior correspondent at CBS News, said that disgraced former LAPD officer Dorner has a plan that could include targeting a police command post at a major incident, such as the nationally telecast Grammy broadcast at the Nokia Theater Sunday.

Speaking on the “CBS Morning News” Saturday, Miller said he has talked with Los Angeles police and found them to “have an anxiety factor that is unbelievable.”

Miller said Dorner probably did not plan to abandon his truck, loaded with weapons, in Big Bear.

“The reason it was there was not because it was where he was going, he broke the axle,” Miller said on Saturday’s broadcast.

“He probably left only the ammo he couldn't carry,” the CBS News senior correspondent said. Miller, a former FBI assistant director, served as LAPD’s intelligence chief under then-chief William Bratton.

Dorner, Williams theorized, may have a plan and “could circle back and attack the command post.”

“Look at the organic things that happen in Los Angeles,” Miller said. “There will be the Grammys Sunday in Los Angeles, where you will have a major police command post.

“I’ve spoken with people there and their problems are very interesting,” Miller said. “One problem is, can they get enough cops to police the Grammys, when they have had everyone out deployed on this?”

Williams’ comments were made on Saturday’s national telecast, and posted atcbsnews.com later in the day.

-City News Service

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Linda Merrill February 11, 2013 at 02:29 AM
I hope I am wrong but this venue is not his style
Linda Merrill February 11, 2013 at 02:29 AM
I hope I am wrong but this venue is not his style
Linda Merrill February 11, 2013 at 02:30 AM
I hope I am wrong and he does not target the Grammys but it isn't his style venue

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