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Former Sheriff: Getting Dorner to Surrender a “Futile” Effort

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SACRAMENTO-
“He effectively has a death warrant,” Ret. Sheriff John McGinnis said, of wanted suspect Christopher Dorner, believed to have now killed four people, including two cops.
 
“This guy has clearly shown his wanton desire to kill innocent people,” McGinnes said.
 
The very reason why heavily armed officers, those trained to handle deadly situations were given the green light to kill him.
 
“There is no need for any attempts to take him successfully, safely into custody. That’s not the need. That’s not the expectation. There actually legal precedent on it. Tennessee vs. Garner. He’s shootable on site.”
 
McGinnis said trying to get this guy to surrender was futile.
 
“Anybody who tries to confront this guy and coerce him into custody is on a fool’s mission.”
 
His officers were given the same green light, ending a deadly rampage in Mendocino County, by finding a killer who had been on the run for more than a month. 
 
“It makes that decision a little bit easier,” said Sgt. Randy Winn, Sacramento County Sheriff’s SWAT leader.
 
“It was clear the officers would be forced to use deadly force to prevent additional casualties,” he said of that day.
 
Dorner is no different. If he didn’t die in the fire….
“Anyone who approaches him at this point should be prepared for the course of action necessary to take his life,” the sheriff added.

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