Federal agents will join a task force in the hunt for a rogue former cop accused of killing three people -- including a Riverside police officer.
Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, a Navy reservist fired by the LAPD and who blames the department for unjustly ruining his life, has been at large since he allegedly shot a Riverside police officer Thursday morning.
LAPD police Chief Charlie Beck also announced at a Saturday evening news conference that the case revolving around Dorner's termination from the department will be reopened.
"I do this not to appease a murderer," Beck said in a statement. "I do it to reassure the public that their police department is transparent and fair in all the things we do."
The chief said that he wanted to show transparency in the department.
In a manifesto Dorner published last week, the suspect threatened that the killings would continue until the LAPD admitted to wrongful termination in his case.
"Therefore I feel we need to also publicly address Dorner’s allegations regarding his termination of employment, and to do so I have directed our Professionals Standards Bureau and my Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing to completely review the Dorner complaint of 2007," Beck said.
Dorner in 2011 appealed a court's ruling that upheld his termination.
The suspect had made a complaint against his field training officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans, accusing her of kicking a suspect, Christopher Gettler, according to court papers.
The Los Angeles Police Department Board of Rights determined his complaint was false and the suspect was terminated.
He asked the courts to overturn the board's decision but he was refused, so he appealed that decision and was again refused, court papers indicate.
Dorner is suspected of shooting to death last Sunday the 28-year-old daughter of an ex-LAPD captain who unsuccessfully represented Dorner in an appeal of his termination and her 27-year-old fiance.
He also is accused of killing a Riverside police officer and wounding another early Thursday in an armed ambush of their car as it was stopped at a
traffic light, about 20 minutes after he wounded an LAPD officer in a Corona
The probe, will "include a re-examination of all evidence and a re-interview of witnesses.
"We will also investigate any allegations made in his manifesto which were not included in his original complaint," reads a written statement released by officials.
Among the agencies joining the task force will be the FBI, Riverside police, Irvine police and the U.S. Marshal's office, police officials said.
"The Dorner Task Force has combined investigative resources that will lead to the capture of Christopher Dorner," Beck wrote.
Meanwhile, the search for Dorner in the area of Big Bear was suspended at nightfall Saturday and was expected to continue Sunday morning, unless he turns up somewhere else.
On Saturday morning, authorities in Buena Park obtained a search warrant for a storage unit registered to a relative of the suspect, according to televised reports.
Anyone with information was asked to call the LAPD at 213-486-6860.