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Donors Rethink Dorner Reward Money

March 25, 2013  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

Several groups who promised part of the $1.2 million reward for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Chris Dorner have balked at following through on their pledges.

The more than 25 donors include state and local police unions, civic organizations and individuals, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The donors are now saying they offered the reward for information that would have led to the capture and conviction of Dorner, neither of which occurred. Dorner committed suicide on Feb. 12 while inside a Big Bear cabin that burned to the ground.

LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told the Times said that to deny someone the reward because Dorner died before he could be put on trial "would be disingenuous" and would undermine future attempts by police to get information about unsolved crimes by offering rewards.

A kidnapped couple and carjacked man submitted dueling claims for the reward with each saying their information helped police locate Dorner.

Comments (13)

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DEADMAN @ 3/25/2013 5:12 PM

I thin the couple,the victim of the carjack and the owner of the cabin should all share in the money and the news media should list the names of those that offered rewards and those thatbalked.

jblank @ 3/25/2013 5:13 PM

Give the kidnapped couple $50K and the car jacked man $20k and replace his vehicle that was crashed. They did play a part that led to Dorner committing suicide.

TSGT102 @ 3/25/2013 5:22 PM

No one that is a victim of his crime should have any claim because they just happened to be a victim. A reward is offered to get someone to call and provide information about his location or actions unrelated to an inprogress crime. If that is the case give to to the officers that found him and got into a shoot out with him in town.

LAPD Brass @ 3/25/2013 5:50 PM and

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 3/25/2013 6:28 PM

You mean these groups would rather go through an expensive, multi-million dollar trial, and many millions more to incarcerate him before (if if he is) execution to satisfy their reward matrix?? If I were there I would beat them with a rubber hose.

[email protected] @ 3/25/2013 6:34 PM

Hey, How about printing the list of balkers so we know who not to trust? I was always taught that your word was better then a piece of paper, but I guess that was the old America. Blues, Stay Safe.

Paul @ 3/25/2013 7:17 PM

I agree with TSGT102. Rewards are to intice folks with information about the situation to call the police, not victims of a crime to report that crime to the police. If that was the case, in Az. a victim would be eligible for a reward on a felony crime arrest by simply being a victim and calling the police !!! This has nothing to do with whether or not Dorner killed himself prior to arrest or trial and subsequent conviction. The reward should be placed in a fund and a third party should be tasked with the determination if the reward will be distributed and what amount will be given, if any......

Dan B @ 3/26/2013 6:45 AM

How about splitting it between the families of those he killed in his rampage?

Alf @ 3/26/2013 9:22 AM

The older couple were victims and their call would have been the next step anyways, so no. The money on the second part should go to the Boys Scouts since he was an employee of the business and is actually a camp ranger and a friend of the officer he called and a victim of a car-jacking so he call would also have been the next step anyways as well, so no on him as well, but as usual, everone wants to get paid.

Tschako @ 3/26/2013 11:56 PM

The reward(s) were posted for information leading to the ARREST AND CONVICTION of Dorner. He comitted suicide. There was no arrest, no conviction. So nobody is eligible for a reward.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/27/2013 5:43 AM

What a shock! A blind man could have seen this one coming there was never any intention of paying anyone right from the start.

pcbnd @ 3/29/2013 7:11 PM

This is called Greed In America! Unbelievable. I want some too 'cause I read about it and watched it on TV! Grow up folks! If anyone, give it to an association that the Game Wardens belong to. Aren't they the ones that recognized him and called it in? (Not to mention exchanging rounds)

Trigger @ 4/1/2013 11:29 AM

Trust me I!! I have seen this type of character shortfall in the past. Let's just slam the door on future citizen involvement with law enforcement.

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