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LAPD Worried Christopher Dorner Could Target Police At Grammys

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A former LAPD bureau chief says the LAPD is worried that Christopher Dorner could target them wherever they have a command post set up—such as the Grammys this Sunday.

Police in Southern California have been on edge after Dorner shot and killed the daughter of a former LAPD captain, her fiancé and a police officer in Riverside. John Miller, a senior correspondent for CBS News and a former LAPD bureau chief (you can read more about his hybrid background here), said he has been speaking with his former colleagues who have "an anxiety factor that is unbelievable."

There's one line in Dorner's "manifesto" that has police especially worried about their own skins: "I will mitigate all risks, threats and hazards. I assure you that Incident Command Posts will be target rich environments."

Miller said: "There will be the Grammys Sunday in Los Angeles, where you will have a major police command post. I've spoken with people there and their problems are very interesting. One problem is, can they get enough cops to police the Grammys, when they have had everyone out deployed on this?"

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He compared what is happening with Dorner to the sniper shootings in DC in 2002, because there is an element of randomness and Dorner is still at large. However, it's worth pointing out the sniper shootings were much more random than Dorner's targets, which have all been connected to law enforcement. If anyone not connected to law enforcement is nervous, it may be because LAPD fired on two latina women who happened to be driving trucks resembling Dorner's.

The sheriff of San Bernardino county is worried residents up in Big Bear might try to dish out some vigilante justice. So far there's been no sign of Dorner there or anywhere.

But Charlie Sheen said he's hoping Dorner will call him maybe: