An LAPD cop and former partner of a notorious killer, claims members of the LAPD “treated her unfairly on account of her race.”
Sgt. Terie Evans, is the officer credited with identifying the ex-cop who terrorized the city of Los Angeles two years ago after he killed two officers, an LAPD Captain’s daughter and her boyfriend.
A manhunt followed and Evans helped identify Christopher Dorner as a suspect in two of the killings, helping authorities track him down and eventually putting an end to the ordeal. Dorner took his own life during a standoff with police.
Following Dorner’s shooting spree across Southern California, authorities discovered a manifesto in which Dorner claimed he was discriminated against because of his race and “unfairly fired” from the department.
The LA Times reports that Dorner was fired in 2009 after a department disciplinary board concluded that “he had made false statements against Evans, who was his training officer.”
Evans’ lawsuit claims that Dorner’s complaint sparked “racial tension” and led to Evans being “harassed by her supervisors, blocked from promotion and denied overtime pay.”
The lawsuit says, Evans was made “a scapegoat because of the ‘racial connotations’ attached to Dorner’s claims and was punished by the LAPD, and treated unfairly by members of the department on account of her race.”
Evans is white, Dorner was black.
It was also revealed in the lawsuit that the department was aware of “past problems” tied to Dorner, including that he had “failed a psychological screening test, shot himself in the hand and assaulted a classmate while attending the LAPD academy.”