David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.
Seconds later, Perdue’s attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.
His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner — the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more. But the pickups were different makes and colors. And Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He’s several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is white; Dorner is black.
Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity - latimes.com
Does anyone else find this the least bit suspicious? The LAPD has now fired on two groups of innocent people thinking they were Dorner, and the first involved seven officers. This isn’t a case of lone police officers mistaking them—the police are actively taking a policy to shoot first and ask questions later. Is it possible that Dorner knows something more about corruption in the LAPD? I don’t defend his actions and think he is murdering scum who should be punished, but it also seems like more is going on here.
Edit: Seven officers, not police cars