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LAPD Family Under Protection From Dorner Speaks

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police Sgt. Emada Tingirides heard the fear in her husband's voice on the phone and stopped the patrol car. Her first thought was that one of their six kids had been killed.
 
It was Feb. 6 and a manifesto by fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner had just been found. He threatened to kill police officers and their families over his firing from the department in 2008.
 
"I know that our family was a target, that my husband was a direct target, and for the first two or three hours, I was in disbelief," Tingirides said Tuesday while recounting the family's ordeal.
 
Her husband, Capt. Phil Tingirides, headed the three-person disciplinary panel that unanimously decided Dorner should be fired for making a false report.
 
The family's six kids plus a daughter's boyfriend were under police protection for six days. Officers stood guard throughout the night, escorting kids to sports events and other non-routine activities that Dorner could not have anticipated.
 
The family slept little and awaited word on Dorner's whereabouts. They avoided TV news reports.
 
"The Xboxes got used, the TV was on other channels, we played board games," Phil Tingirides said. "We found that it brought our family closer together."
 
At a news conference Tuesday, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said the department's review of Dorner's firing is under way and will take several months.
 
Dorner, who was black, claimed he was subjected to racism and was targeted for reporting misconduct. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound during a siege of a mountain cabin that followed a spree of violence in which authorities say he killed four people, including two law enforcement officers, and wounded three other people.
 
Beck said he hopes a $1 million reward offered during the manhunt will be paid. The department will look at who helped provide information as part of the decision on the money.

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