DORNER REWARD: 'Due to High Volume of Calls' LAPD Issues Statement

The reward money was announced Feb. 10 by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, in conjunction with other agencies and private donors.

Los Angeles Police Department officials issued a statement Monday morning on the $1 million reward offered during the manhunt for multimurder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, "due to the high volume of calls" about the reward money and its distribution.

A Boy Scout camp manager, who was carjacked by Dorner south of Big Bear and made a call to authorities that helped trigger events ending with Dorner's death, told Redlands-Loma Linda Patch on Saturday he expects a share of the reward.

The reward money was announced Feb. 10 by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, in conjunction with other agencies and private donors.

"Now that the search for Christopher Dorner has concluded, we are addressing the distribution of the $1 million reward," the LAPD statement said. "More than 20 jurisdictions and entities are involved in this reward, so all of them will be coming together to collectively determine whether any individual(s) qualify for it. Our personal hope is that the reward will be distributed, but we must follow the rules and respect the procedures of each entity.

"Due to the large number of inquiries into the reward, the Mayor's Office and the Los Angeles Police Department remind media outlets that reward monies cannot be distributed until the investigation is complete, which takes time.

"Final decisions on the dissemination of the reward on this case, as in all reward cases, will be made upon the completion of the investigation. Your patience is appreciated."

Authorities believe Dorner, who was fired by the Los Angeles Police Department in 2009, is accountable for four killings in the space of ten days: Monica Quan, a former LAPD captain's daughter, and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, in Irvine on Feb. 3, Riverside police Officer Michael Crain on Feb. 7, and San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay on Feb. 12.

Crain was a Redlands High School graduate, a student at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, and a Beaumont resident. MacKay worked in the Big Bear area and Yucaipa, and he was a resident of Redlands. Both men leave behind wives and young children.

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  • Murder Charges Filed Against Chris Dorner in Redlands High Grad's Death
  • Funeral Service Information for Slain Riverside Police Officer Mike Crain
  • $1 Million Reward Offered For Dorner's Capture
  • LAPD Chief Beck's Full Statement on Reviewing Dorner's Termination Case
  • DORNER MANHUNT: Armed Deputies Vigilant on Snowbound Mountain Roads
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Scott A McMillan February 19, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Money to the families of dead cops? Not the intended purpose. Another example of cops perverting the law for personal benefit.
ikedaddy February 19, 2013 at 07:26 PM
So much curruption in the police force decieving you with money then not even giving it to you because he was killed not convicted . Its these kinds of reasons that makes people like dorner act the way they do. Had it be a gang member and you sniched on them , you wouldn't have gotten the money and might of had a hitlist on you for snitching. No Money and possible murdered and would the police care? NO!
Debra Pflieger February 19, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I sooooo agree!
Ellen Carr February 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM
If the money isn't given out...I wonder if we'll ever know what happened to it!!! This whole money thing smells fishy to me.
tiffeney moody February 26, 2013 at 05:20 PM
i agree , does anyone know how to start a petition or something to suggest that the LA police department give some of the reward money to the families of the two officers killed ?


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