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Emada and Phil Tingirides are married police officers with the LAPD, and they were on Dorner’s execution list. The couple and their six children were the intended targets of Dorner’s rage because Captain Phil Tingirides once recommended that Dorner be terminated from his boyhood dream position. “Never, ever did I think somebody would go to this extent in their rage over the discipline that was handed to them,” he said.
Dorner went on a murderous rampage over allegations of racism and wrongful termination with the LAPD, targeting individuals who he thought unfairly mistreated him. That “mistreatment” was detailed in a manifesto on Facebook that captured the world’s attention, much to the chagrin of the LAPD. During Dorner’s revolt, the Tingirides family lay under siege, wondering if the next rounds fired would be aimed at them. The family was placed under 24-hour home surveillance for their own protection. In tears, Sgt. Emada Tingirides said, “there were many times we broke down, but we’d go to the garage and cry.”
The couple admitted that they did not read the Dorner Manisfesto to completion, but they fundamentally disagree with Dorner’s assessment of racism within and throughout the LAPD. But the current LAPD Police Chief, Charlie Beck, has promised to investigate Dorner’s claim, which has been blamed as the reason for this tragedy in the first place.