February 8th, 2013
11:22 PM ET

Significance of suspect's torched truck

CBS News' John Miller analyzes fugitive Christopher Dorner's strategy and explains the extraordinary pressures facing police on the case. The former LAPD officer is accused of killing three people and threatening to attack again.

"He didn't dump that truck there because he wanted to get rid of it there. He broke the axle on those rough roads and couldn't go any further," says Miller pointing out that torched truck means Dorner probably didn't go as far as he had planned.

During the search for the suspect, police shot two innocent people in a newspaper delivery truck. Miller walks through the circumstances of the incident and the mindset of the officers. "The tension level among the police who have been fired on by this guy, who have gone from the hunters to the hunted in some sense...it's a difficult situation," he says.

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  1. e mathews

    Nothing excuses the killing of innocent people........but the Federal gov (DOJ) should have been actively investgating LA, Orange county and Riverside police corruption. There have been cases of police abuse such as what happened in Fullerton where cops beat and killed a homeless man. THIS MUST STOP!

    February 11, 2013 at 2:07 am |
    • Cathy Perkins

      I agree, its sad that the innocent people were killed. I feel for the guy because I am going though the same thing. As of january 31, 2013 After the EEOC asked my supervisor if he had done anything wrong ; so far as giving me several bad referances, filing false reports against me etc. etc, etc. getting me fired he said "NO" I didn't do anything! So now the EEOC has decided that no wrong doing was done. So My job, My bebfits, My retirement, My work experiences, is all gone. So what is a person left with? In my opinion; If the police dept. would have done the right thing none of this would have happened NONE OF IT **** As always Corprate Corrupsion and Money always wins. Sorry about spelling gotta go. FYI In my next life im coming back as a man with alot of money and a really big gun Ha! Ha! Peace Out

      February 13, 2013 at 8:16 am |