Source of Dorner Tip: His Mentor
Terie Evans saw link between murders, dumpster discovery
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 22, 2013 2:13 AM CST
This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles officer.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

(Newser) – It was Christopher Dorner's police mentor who warned the department that he might be a killer—and her quick work may have prevented more attacks, the LAPD chief says. On Feb. 4, Terie Evans got a phone call from an officer outside San Diego: He'd found a uniform with Dorner's name alongside ammunition in a dumpster. The day before, the Irvine daughter of a former LAPD captain had been found dead. Was there a connection? "In my mind, it felt like such a long shot," Evans tells the Los Angeles Times.

Still, it occurred to her that Dorner might have killed Monica Quan—whose father had represented Dorner when he was fired—then ditched his things in the dumpster. She told Irvine police of her concerns, and they launched an investigation. "At that point, I was absolutely sick," she tells the Times. "I thought, 'Oh my God, it really is him.'" After finding Dorner's angry manifesto, police arranged protection for Evans' family; she'd been at the center of his firing when he accused her of kicking a man in handcuffs. Evans is still receiving threats, police say; she fears her family could be in danger for "years."

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Marelicia
Feb 22, 2013 11:22 PM CST
"On Feb. 4, Terie Evans got a phone call from an officer outside San Diego: He'd found a uniform with Dorner's name alongside ammunition in a dumpster." Of all of the men and women in numerous CA police departments, how did an unknown officer from outside of San Diego, CA know to contact and how to contact corrupt cop Teresa Evans concerning a uniform with Dorner's name alongside ammunition in a dumpster ??? What type of uniform was it ??? Something funky here, as always with the L.A.P.D.!!!
thezenhaitian
Feb 22, 2013 2:41 PM CST
So what. We should believe a corrupt cop who was acquitted of violently assaulting a suspect by her friends and fellow cops at the LAPD - where everyone knows a culture of racism, criminality and corruption is endemic? Makes sense that Teresa Evans would be behind a frame up of Dorner. Guess she's aiming to claim a piece of the $1 million for Dorner's apprehension, now that her "law enforcement" career is a bust.
Imhotep
Feb 22, 2013 8:48 AM CST
So what if she kicked some violent drunken bum in hand cuffs. Maybe he deserved it. I take my hat off to 99% of the cops out here. Sure, there's a few rotten apples. I don't see how they can put up with all the BS. Always dealing with the dregs of society, low life scum bags. Same faces , same address, same stories. Screwed up laws. Dorner got it backwards. You support your fellow officers. It's a war zone out there. Dorner started it by betraying the trust and respect that cops have for each other. Betraying that trust is about as low as you can go. He was kicked out because no one wanted to be around him for fear they would be turned in by this guy if they stepped into the gray zone. So the sweet smiling guy who was ready to turn anyone in that he thought over stepped their duties was a mass murderer in disguise. Beware people that smile out of one side of their face.