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February 14th, 2013
08:48 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Dorner's ex-girlfriend discusses the 'extreme nature' of the alleged killer's personality

Yesterday, authorities said that they are reasonably sure that the body found inside the burned cabin near Big Bear Lake is that of Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who launched a guerrilla war against the Los Angeles Police Department over what he considered his unfair dismissal.

Dorner's ex-girlfriend Ariana Williams discusses the alleged killer's behavior on Starting Point this morning, explaining that when the pair dated in 2006 it was apparent that there was a lot of stress at his job.

"I think when you have a profession where you've worked your whole life to obtain something in that level of success and then you go into the environment where everyone else is not lined up with how you are or what you think, after a time the stress could wear on you," Williams says. "Chris unfortunately was a person that bottled up a lot of emotions and he wasn't very good at expressing himself."

Williams sheds light on Dorner's personality, explaining that the "fluctuation of his behavior" and the "extreme nature of his personality" led her to warn other women not to date him on an online dating website.

When asked what her reaction was when she heard of Dorner's connection to the violence, Williams says that she was "in shock" but that she "sort of expected it."

"I can’t honestly tell you that I would say 'oh this would never happen,'" Williams explains. "I mean, when you see signs of someones stress induced behavior coupled with how their personality is already it makes it easier to understand how something like this could possibly happen."

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  1. Rose

    I believe that something ig trigger this man to do what he did with police and we have seen lots of injustice to others. But USA never does anything until a tragedy has been made. if po;ice have been giving the rights to abuse humans then chris did what he did for justice. and honestly it was very well serve.

    March 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. justagyrl72

    I don’t think what Dorner did was "right" but I sympathize with his situation. One never knows what one will do until faced with the situation. Him getting termed by LAPD caused him to lose his security clearance with the Military, which in turn cost him his career with the military. Now what would he have done....? Claimed PTSD & got disability? Got into another field? When you work hard all your life & then get treated unjustly, as he saw it, his life was over. So he lost his mind. Now a man can stay in a bunker with a kidnapped child & live for 5 days while they try to talk him out, did they ever even consider talking Dorner down? No. I believe there is way more to this story then is being told. I pray for Dorners mother & family as well as his victims. "WE" in our community knew that they would not take him alive & he knew that he would not be taken alive, so for what he believed was right he gave his life for. This man fought for the very country that turned their back on him, when he needed them MOST!!! Sad, true story. But isn’t that what this country has always done??? From its creation til the end....
    For all those who will follow with negative comments, I will pray for you ahead of time. So many always have so much negativity but when the table turns who knows what they would do. Never say never!!!

    February 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jubril

    She appears to be psycho too, with her " warning other women not to date him" , and she not even waiting for a month to come out and get some cheap publicity

    February 18, 2013 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 111Dave111

    Ariana Williams says. "Chris unfortunately was a person that bottled up a lot of emotions and he wasn't very good at expressing himself."
    Williams sheds light on Dorner's personality, explaining that the "fluctuation of his behavior" and the "extreme nature of his personality" led her to warn other women not to date him on an online dating website.

    This is what you call a Nut with Guns. (and not typical of 'mentally ill' people, or people who seek mental health counselling)

    February 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. dp

    im not the 1 , 4 war but when u wave war 2 sum1 , it war , aint no limmit , its war . when u push so many ppl . 1 day u get push back an 1 of those mite just hurt sum1 . u cant mess with a person livly hood an not exspect the same results. words kills mord then guns but theres no band .

    February 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. dp

    clearly this man had mentel problems. yall dont even paint tim mcvegg this bad . i had a cousin that quit the police 4 the same reason only after he was there 4 , 2 years . the police aint nothen but a bad gang ! yall called war on this dude because he called out a few bad officers . that enough 2 snap . the man serve 4 this country an sum bad cops turned him n2 sumthin he didnt need 2 b . america built this man .

    February 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. joedog

    The victimology begins.

    February 16, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jesus Baca Sr.

    As a Dallas Police Officer of twelve years I can relate to most of why ex-cop Dorner went through. In my situation, when I entered the DPD I was quickly put working undercover in the drug areas of Dallas. I was not only put in a situation of something I did not know anything about, regarding drugs, but I was also unharmed as I went from one drug dealer to another, not to mentioned having guns pulled on me. Although I informed my contact officer about getting the drug dealers off my back before they killed me, he nor the department did nothing to help me. This occurred on several occassions, yet when I learned that the police chief's daughter was drug dealing, I was quickly taken out of undercover work and sent to the police academy, where on several occassions I was told that I was being watched. The factor here was as an undercover officer DPD could not do anything about those drug dealers who were trying to kill me, but when it came to busting the chief's daughter for drug dealing, the department was quick to protect her and sent me to the police academy. From this point on for the next twenty plus year I was dodging bullets, not so much from the criminals on the street, but from within he DPD.

    As a police officer on the street I was known by my fellow officers not to be trusted, because I would not let officers abuse citizens, by false arrests or by beating citizens with more force than necessary. I wanted to be a good cop and because of this my life, my family lives, and the lives of those who supported me was put on the line. The last officer who tried to kill me, I sent to the hospital after he not only assaulted me several times and then went for his gun to kill me
    this was done in broad daylight, while both of us were in uniformed, armed, and in the presence of many witnesses. Although the officer had no witnesses I was fired and he was kept on the department. I continued for the next twenty years dodging bullets from DPD officers who had beaten me, burglarize my house, and arresting me on false arrest where I was later found not guilty, due to secret tape recordings that I had on me. In trying to clear my name I lost all my rent homes, my own home, and all the monies I had in my accounts for my children college education.

    Am I angry, you bet, who wouldn't be? The City, State, and Federal Government refused to protect me and my family and prosecute those in government who committed assaults, burglary, and attempted capital murder on me. Although it cross my mind to defend my family and me by retaliating, I kept my cool, sucked in my pride, and tried to survive in an atmosphere of horror for the next twenty plus years.

    Due to the beatings, financial loss, and watching my family suffer, by DPD and other government agencies, I am
    now disable, and trying to make ends meet with the small check I get from my disability. I am suffering from back
    injury, constant fatigue, and dizziness. Even Mr. Frank Serpico of "Serpico" the movie came to my aide. As for Mr.
    Dorner, I can relate to what drove him to do what he had to do. As someone put it, that citizens did not need to
    fear Dorner, only the criminals in the police department were at risk.

    Jesus Baca Sr

    February 15, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Danny Hunt

    Gun Control Debate

    Gun Control Point? British Regime Subjugation Strategy

    British regimes are using organized crime to subjugate the population and targeted citizens. They are currently using criminal harassment networks, which I document, homelessness, and energy assault weapons linked to deadly cancer, influence of the mind linked to suicides and massacres. They intentionally abuse and inflict damages on citizens to provoke them, any resulting violence pushes them automatically into crime and used to incarcerate the targeted citizen. Any gun violence is used to advocate a defenseless population, which is more vulnerable to tyranny, oppression, and subjugation through organized crime.

    "My experience in Canada has been repetitive energy assaults, powerful radar aimed at the shin bone to inflict bone marrow damage linked to leukemia and other deadly cancers during long and delayed criminal proceedings, false allegations, and repetitive threats that organized crime members were coming to shoot me when I am defenseless. That I had to "turn" etc, and be subjugated by organized crime or die."

    February 15, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. general

    my response on mr.dorners girlfriend take on him it seem to me she look at him as tho he was crazy her not having sympathy toward him what he face by that i mean racism .the god book states oppression will make awise person crazy .her not having insight into the effect injustice and lawless will have on any honesthearted person in a society that will not own up that it is indeed racist .i notice that the women reporters took offense at his remarks about his being better now why would that seem more important then everthing that has occured because some whites think they are superior that is what occured these ladies pride got offended.this is why we have problems.i cant in good conscious sympathize with corrupt lapd and sheriffs i had a friend of mine the police wanted to talk to him now he was 4 feet 10 he was afraid of the police so he told the police he was coming out of the bushes and he has no weapons in fact he said i will come out naken so it wont be any accidents do you know they shot my friend to death who only weighed 100 pounds .when i told my friend who is a cop what happen he immediately went their and beat up that cop for doing that.and he too has a similar lawsuit against the lapd office where he works at too.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • general

      yesterday i believe when i was watching the san bernadino sheriffs speaking i believe on the radio and to the cnn reporter these officers made racist statements on mr. dorner why is it no one is speaking on that behavior .it is these type of things to do willful wrong conduct knowing in this system of things .they the sheriffs felt it was ok to do this knowing no repercussions or reprimand would be forwarded to them no accountability or punishment would be dole out to them.god help us all we are in serious will only get worse.

      February 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. eli

    I would like to know how long this person dated him. I do believe people can be pushed too far. I think that he may have felt that he was done wrong by the LAPD and he might have been.

    February 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Latrice

    Wow! Really! Why do people do that? Now that he is all in the News and you want to come out and say something. If you feared for your life you should still have that fear until he is 6 feet under. She just want to be seen.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse | Reply

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