Reward for dead California fugitive policeman shrinks

Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:54pm EDT

Authorities stand at the site of a burnt out cabin near Angelus Oaks, California February 13, 2013, where police believe they engaged in a shootout with fugitive former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Authorities stand at the site of a burnt out cabin near Angelus Oaks, California February 13, 2013, where police believe they engaged in a shootout with fugitive former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.

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(Reuters) - A second group has pulled its money from a pooled $1.2 million reward offered during a manhunt for a renegade former California policeman who died in a fiery standoff, a Los Angeles television station said.

The Peace Officers Research Association of California withdrew the $50,000 it pledged for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Christopher Dorner, KNBC said.

An official for the association, which represents 64,000 police union members, told the television station on Friday that the conditions for the reward had not been met because Dorner was not arrested.

On Monday, the city of Riverside, California, pulled its $100,000 contribution to the reward pool for similar reasons. It said its offer was contingent on Dorner's capture.

Dorner had been fired from the Los Angeles Police Department and was accused of killing four people in a vendetta against police. He shot and killed himself in a burning cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles during a standoff with police on February 12.

Dozens of groups and municipalities pledged money for the reward during the intense nine-day manhunt, and a payout announcement is expected in mid-April.

At least three people have submitted claims for the reward. Karen and Jim Reynolds called police after Dorner tied them up in their Big Bear Lake condominium and fled in their SUV shortly before his death.

Dorner crashed their SUV and carjacked a pickup truck from another man, Rick Heltebrake, who also called authorities, and has submitted a reward claim.

(Reporting by Jane Sutton; editing by Jackie Frank)

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Comments (10)
Robertbill wrote:
I don’t know why this comes as a surprise. Read the comments made on this site at the time, and you will see that this lie was detected at the time it was made. Other lies include the promise to investigate seriously the brutality that Dormere reported, which resulted in his being thrown out of the LAPD to protect a quota-hire still working there.

Mar 30, 2013 1:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MassResident wrote:
There was no point in the cops risking their lives just to collect the cash reward. Their main reward is not having him at large threatening them and their families.

Mar 30, 2013 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IantheKid wrote:
LAPD and the other agencies want this case to just go away. The public knows that it didn’t happen as it was reported. I guess here in America,
” We Can’t Handle the Truth “. Yes, the officer did kill innocent people to get back at cops for getting treated unfairly by the LAPD. Remember, he was good enough to become one of them, plus he was a veteran of the armed forces. When one doesn’t go along with what the department wants, you get ostracized. It’s an all around bad situation. As the saying goes,
No Justice, No Peace !

Mar 30, 2013 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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