Friday, February 8, 2013

Mystery Parcel: What was sent by LAPD Cop Killer to CNN's Anderson Cooper?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Fri, Feb 07) – Officials from Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are checking a parcel received by CNN's Anderson Cooper from a former Los Angeles police officer who allegedly killed three in a shooting rampage.

Mystery Parcel: What was sent by LAPD Cop Killer to CNN's Anderson Cooper?

During Thursday's "Situation Room," Wolf Blitzer reported that Christopher Dorner also "reached out directly to CNN" earlier and mailed a parcel to Cooper's office. Shimrit Sheetrit, a CNN spokesperson, said Thursday that a parcel containing a note, a DVD and a bullet hole-riddled reminder were sent by Dorner and addressed to Cooper's office.

Dorner, who was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements, went on a shooting spree on Thursday gunning down three police officers and one of them allegedly dead already. He had previously threatened to harm police officers and their families in an online manifesto.

The parcel contained a hand-labeled DVD with a yellow Post-It note that read, "I never lied," which Blitzer said appeared to be referring to Dorner's 2008 dismissal; a coin wrapped in duct tape, which was inscribed with "Thanks but no thanks, Will Bratton" — the former chief of the Los Angeles police department — and "IMOA" (which commonly stands for "Imagine a More Open America"). The coin, which Blitzer reported is given by as an LAPD souvenir, was shot through with bullet holes.

The CNN host and the network are cooperating with authorities, and have handed over the package and its contents to the LAPD. LAPD Commander Andrew Smith says LAPD robbery-homicide detectives will inspect the package for clues.

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Christopher Dorner, LAPD Dorner, Anderson Cooper, I never lied, Shimrit Sheetrit, Wolf Blitzer, LAPD Commander, Andrew Smith, IMOA, Will Bratton, Imagine a More Open America

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