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February 7th, 2013
09:31 PM ET

Bill Bratton on suspected gunman Chris Dorner: "He is an incredibly dangerous individual"

As Los Angeles, California – and much of the nation – awaits the most-recent updates surrounding an ongoing manhunt for a former police and naval office, this evening Piers Morgan invited Bill Bratton to share his unique insight and perspective.

A former New York City Police Commisioner, and the former chief of police in Los Angeles – where he interacted with accused gunman Chris Dorner – Bratton offered some information as to the possible current location of the man suspected of killing three people, including one cop:

"He's apparently now up in the Bear Mountain area, which is a very popular area in California for skiing," explained Bratton. "It's very high mountains, very rugged mountains, so if he's up in that area, incredibly difficult terrain to try and explore, and search. At the same time, he may have left his truck there, which was just reported, and burned. But as to, is he still there, or has he moved on, that's unknown at this time."

Speaking directly to anyone who may come across the man he described as being "trained" and "well-armed," Bratton offered clear and cautious guidance:

"If you see this individual – and he is a very distinctive looking individual, huge, he's physically a huge individual – report it to the police. Give him no indication that you're aware of him. Don't try to interrupt or interfere with any of his activities. He is an incredibly dangerous individual. His police skills make him even more so. You've referenced the significant weapons that he has access to. And that's a pretty significant arsenal in the hands of a trained individual such as he is."

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  1. Denver Charlie

    "imoa=imagining more open America" What?! It's 1 M.O.A. = one minute of angle. It's sniper lingo that basically means he can shoot within 1 inch at 100 yards. Come on! Does CNN have access to google? That's just bad journalism.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shattered

      I fell off the couch in a flu induced coughing fit when Chicken Noodle News' favorite puppet Piers Morgan said 1MOA stood for "imagining more open America".

      Thanks, after all the antigun rhetoric it was a good laugh.

      February 8, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick W

      PLEASE! Read his manifesto. Read what he said! Please bring that chief back on. Tell him to get to the truth. PLEASE!. That woman kicked that poor schizophrenic man in the face! He stood up for him! He did the right thing, and they fired him for it! How dare that chief to say the courts upheld his firing, the BOR is no court in the normal sense of the word! It is a court ran by those corrupt LAPD executives that allow hundreds of other atrocities. This man is not after civilians, do not be afraid. If you are a cop, you best be urging the chief to come out with the truth. Restore his status, and let him feel vindicated. Otherwise, as he said, prepare for war. He is not un-prepared, and he is not stupid. YOU (LAPD) took his life. All he wanted was to be a cop. How dare you. We, as civilians are supposed to feel safe with your protection, while these horrendous acts are happening daily on our streets by you cops. You are more of the problem, not the solution. CLEAR THE AIR! TELL THE TRUTH! IT WILL TRULY SET YOU FREE!

      February 8, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse | Reply


        February 8, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Curtrena W

        Thankfully someone else read the manifesto and isn't just reguritating what the media is saying! Dornar is a very well spoken, educated man who was fired for defending the welfare of a mentally ill man being assaulted by a fellow officer with a history of excessive force! He was just anoher victim of the corrupt LAPD and their repeated cover ups. As someone who grew up in and around the Harbour division, I have seen firsthand the corruption! The LA riots, which I personally experienced, should have been the catalyst for change! This man lost everything because he stood up for what was right. I may not agree with the actions he has taken, but I certainly understand why, after 4 years of fighting to clear his name, losing both his police and subsequently his military career, he felt that this was the only way to bring light to a situation that has gone on far too long within the LAPD. I pray for the families of his victims, that they might find peace. Does anyone else find it strange that Bratton has no recollection of Dornar? Not only is there photos of them together, but he also was the one who terminated Dornar! Talk about still covering up for Evans, who has since been promoted!

        February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Derrick

        I agree 100% Patrick, The LAPD is lying! This is one big cover up!

        February 9, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Shane

        Amen! I feel safer with this guy roaming the streets bringing justice than I would with the LAPD

        February 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • May G

        What the hell is wrong with you people? The man is a killer; he's already killed innocent civilians. Being fired is no justification to go on a murderous rampage. All this just demonstrates how completely unfit he was to be in the police force. I can't believe people are defending him. Is this what society is coming to? Where people can seriously say he has reason to murder people because he was unjustly fired?

        February 10, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        where is this manifesto? can you email it to me?

        February 11, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |

      Denver Charlie,

      Your Comment: 'It's sniper lingo that basically means he can shoot within 1 inch at 100 yards'

      'Who Can't DO THAT' ? .......................................................................................................... ! .............. TRUTH

      I don't get impressed until 'Sub-MOA' shooting – Meaning ' Cover it with a Quarter' with a Group of 3 Shots

      Been there 'did that' and so did my son's ........................................................................... ' Adios Amigo '

      February 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jack Bell

    1 MOA probably means 1 minute of angle. Sniper term. I would guess he's going to try to snipe people in the mountains. Kind of like the book about Rambo, First Blood.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. cr

    Piers is probably wetting himself over this one!

    February 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. cr

    Of course the police don't have guns in Britain so everyone safer! I'm waiting for Piers to come out with that claim next.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Nick

    1 MOA means MINUTE OF ARC not minute of angle. PLease pass this along !!!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ray Sizemore

      Nick, Arc is the trajectory in which a round (bullet) travels as it leaves the muzzle (barrel) of a gun. For instance, as most rifles (general term) are fired, the round will exit almost straight and then "arc" ever so slightly, until it begins to fall after traveling a great distance. Minute of Angle describes the act of sight alignment to ensure accuracy of precise placement of said round.

      February 8, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Steven Rhine

    You would think that someone doing all these stories on "the evil of guns" would be able to piece together a challenge coin with 3 bullet holes and 1 M.O.A. but, no, that would require thinking instead of speaking.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. James R.

    "1 MOA" stands for "one minute of angle". This is a term that anyone with a familiarity of tactical marksmanship will recognize. It is most likely implying that the shooter has the skill to carry out his threats, particularly through long-range shooting. 1 MOA represents approximately 1 vertical inch when viewed from a distance of 100 yards. Imagine shooting a quarter coin three times in a row from a football field away. This is what the term means. I am an Army veteran retired from the infantry. Please research "gun terms" more, CNN is misquoting terms on a daily basis. It gets tiring. Let's keep the gun debate intelligent. Thanks!

    February 8, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. stephanie

    The M.O.A. is like everyone says,1 minute of angle @ 100yrds.If these shots in the coin were @ 100yrds???
    But Pierce fails to mention the POLICE shooting up innocent citizens because they did'nt I.D. their target before they open fired!!! The police just open fired multiple times on unidentified people...Good thing everyone was'nt driving a blue look alike truck!!! Wonder how that will get swept under the rug by the media and gun control??? Pierce get on your JOB and ask them why innocent people were shot by those sworn to uphold the LAW and to PROTECT and SERVE !!!

    February 8, 2013 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lance Gilson

      Stephanie; You brought up a good point about biased reporting. These cops are trigger crazy and just plain panic stricken.
      not the kind of police I would want in my community. They are fear based and their use of training & good judgement flies out the window. Cowards. These women must get one though lawyer and not settle out of court.

      February 8, 2013 at 3:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jessica

        I don't foresee justice in their cases – the corruption is clearly deep-rooted and must extend to the judicial system in LA.

        February 14, 2013 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Truth please.

    Mr Morgan how about inviting Israeli Professor Ilan Pappe to reveals the truth. We in America chose to be stupid and naïve. Our media is own and run by the chosen few sadly.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. cr

    Piers is going to be calling for a ban on bolt action rifles now, as we shouldn't be allowed to own rifles that can shoot sub MOA. By the time he's finished the only things we'll be left with are muskets, but wait, some modern muzzle loaders can shoot pretty close to an MOA of accuracy. Mon Dieu Piers!

    February 8, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. John Gioiello

    The ex-cop is apparently a huge fan of Mr. Morgan. Why has Mr. Morgan not apologized to the American people for this person? As a progressive liberal gone bad, why are not all progressive liberals disavowing themselves from this person? I know that when the progressive liberal in Arizona went off on Congresswoman Giffords, that it fell to Sarah Palin, a conservative, to issue the apology. Why is Mr. Morgan shirking his obligation?

    February 8, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Gonzo

    Thank you for the caution, but I am more scared of the LAPD than him.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. T.R.

    I tend to believe Mr. Dorner. He appears to be very DESCRIPTIVE & DETAILED with his information. I think the LAPD is involved in a BIG COVER-UP. They took away this man LIFE for a reason that is OBVIOUS when they (LAPD) shoot up cars wthout identifying the occupants! This is BS and I want answers! Does the LAPD have ORDERS to kill him on sight?????????

    February 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WOW

      LAPD is covering something up I am sure. Police Officers are not ordered to shoot people on sight.

      February 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. joedog

    One might add that this murderer is already being lined up to be another hero in the Victims Hall of Fame.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Truth

    I pray Dorner turns himself in. Clearly, the LAPD has done something that Dorner believes is deserving of retribution. While Dorner has taken a dangerous and wicked approach to deal with his frustration, the nation should also demand that the LAPD be held accountable for its actions. The shooting of two innocent women in the early dawn is indicative of the trigger happy incompetence that reigns in the LAPD. Since wrong is always addressed, in some strange way, Dorner may be the universe's way of paying the LAPD in kind for terrorizing so many innocent people in LA over many years. If not Dorner, justice will come in other ways. I pray for Dorner's safe capture and that he be brought to justice. I also pray that the LAPD be held accountable for the injustice it has perpetuated.

    February 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Voice of Truth

    Dorner is now an "Incredibly Dangerous Individual." This is a use of power and position to paint him as a wicked person while not assigning the appropriate level of wickedness to the LAPD. Dorner is wrong. The LAPD is wrong too. Let's count the bodies of the innocent people that have been killed or tormented by men wearing the badge of the LAPD.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Everett

    Hahahahahaha...what a joke. The only people that need to be afraid of Chris Dorner are the cops. The idea that he is going to go on a killing spree is ludicrous. This is nothing more than a tactic to instill fear in people. Why do they want to instill fear in you, because they are your masters and they want to keep it that way. Go serve your masters, sheeple.

    February 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. nunya

    What a freaking scaredy cat.... He is afraid of dorner... he knows that dorner was fired without cause. and corrupt.. now they just want to pin the tail on the donkey.. Dorner is NOT Dangerous.. He was an Officer in the Navy and he is a Hero... I beiileve that LAPD is very very corrupt....and should be ashamed of its actions.....

    February 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • May G

      He's murdered 3 people. How many does he need to murder for you to consider him dangerous?

      February 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    how can we see the entire interview of bill bratton on the piers morgan program 7th of February 0930pm ET?

    February 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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