Christopher Dorner Death: Sheriff Defends Tactics But Suggests They May Have Been Better
--San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, in his first extended interview since the Big Bear firefight that took the lives of one of his detectives and former Orange County resident Christopher Jordan Dorner.
McMahon has withstood criticism for the fiery way it all ended for Dorner, an ex-LAPD officer and former La Palma resident suspected also of killing an Irvine couple and a Riverside cop and terrorizing Southern California for several days last month. In his exclusive interview with the San Bernardino Sun, the sheriff seems to hint that the operation could have been handled better.
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Only sworn in as sheriff two months before the deadly Feb. 12 standoff, McMahon says in his talk with reporter John Nelson, "This type of an event is tragic, and no law enforcement leader ever wants to be in that position--where you lose an officer and one gets seriously injured in a gun battle. It's tragic. It's terrible and I hope I'm never in that position again."