When Americans think of drones, they usually think of unmanned planes used to target *alleged* terrorists on continents far away. But now that ex-LAPD cop turned killer Christopher Dorner has successfully evaded police for over a week, new reports are surfacing which indicate that Dorner is being hunted by drones. According to the Express, Dorner is now a target for drones, which makes him one of the first ever to be hunted on U.S. soil:
A senior police source said: “The thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him. On the ground, it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”
Asked directly if drones have already been deployed, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz, who is jointly leading the task force, said: “We are using all the tools at our disposal.”
The use of drones was later confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed agents have been prepared for Dorner to make a dash for the Mexican border since his rampage began.
Over the weekend, the LAPD also put a million dollar bounty on Dorner’s head.
Dorner wrote a manifesto in which he said he was wrongfully fired from the LAPD and vowed to take revenge on LAPD officers and their families. In his manifesto, Dorner accused the LAPD of systemic racism and police brutality. The former cop said he was forced out of his job when he crossed a “blue line” by reporting another officer for abusing a mentally ill man.