Requests for Interviews with LAPD Personnel Involved with the Dorner Case NA13026an

February 14, 2013

What:    Clarification to Media Outlets regarding requests to interview LAPD Personnel and/or their Family members involved with the Christopher Dorner incident.

The Chief of Police has directed that all LAPD personnel involved with the Dorner incident, particularly those personnel connected with the protection details, including the protectees and their families, not participate in any media interviews at this time.  The Department is not opposed to entertaining requests for such interviews in the future when the investigation has concluded and such interviews will not impact the investigations of all involved agencies.

We appreciate the cooperation of all journalists and request that all attempts to contact LAPD personnel involved with the Dorner case cease immediately.  All future requests shall be submitted through the LAPD Media Relations Section and will be considered on a case by case basis in compliance with the Chief’s current directive.

We appreciate your cooperation with this request.  If there are any questions please contact Lieutenant Andy Neiman, Media Relations at 213-486-5910.