Joe Jones wants to make it clear he doesn’t support Chris Dorner, he just wants to share his own experience working for the LAPD. On Monday, the former officer posted a note on Facebook detailing experiences he had while in the police department and the hacktivist group Anonymous went on to circulate the manifesto more widely.
Jones, 48, was a patrol officer for nine years before he retired in 1998, the LA Weekly reports. His two-page manifesto expressed condolences for Dorner’s victims “and souls of loved one’s to the injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality.”
Jones goes on to say he feels victimized by the police department also:
I feel your pains!…But you are going about this the wrong way. To take innocent lives could never be the answer to anything. I say this as a Man who experienced the same pain, betrayal, anger, suffering, litigation and agony that you did in many ways, Only I didn’t get Fired. I just choose to go a different route. My heart still suffered that same shock, I was still left to try and put the pieces back together. The disbelief that people could conspire and cause you to loose something you loved so dearly was still there. I lost my Career, I lost my Family, I lost my Dignity, I lost my Trust…But I am here now to hopefully one day see change…Bro, Don’t kill anymore Innocent people. Your point has been made. Clearly. They know you mean business, The whole world knows. Refrain from any further wrong doing and do what you must to salvage your Soul. Whatever that means to you. Just remember that God is a forgiving God.
Jones told the LA Weekly he didn’t find it unusual at all to hear of a situation like Dorner’s in which “a rookie, African American officer’s case against a senior white officer was met with disbelief and rejection by the department and court system.”
“I went through all of that,” Jones told the LA Weekly. “It hurts a hell of a lot.”
LAPD chief has said they will investigate Dorner’s claims in the manifesto.
“I am aware of the ghosts of the L.A.P.D.’s past, and one of my biggest concerns is that they will be resurrected by Dorner’s allegations of racism within the department,” Chief Charlie Beck said in a written statement.
“Therefore, I feel we need to also publicly address Dorner’s allegations regarding his termination,” he said. “I do this not to appease a murderer. I do it to reassure the public that their Police Department is transparent and fair in all the things we do.”
Read Joe Jones’s manifesto below.