Dorner Reward Loophole: Despite Assisting in Manhunt, Tipsters May Not Receive $1 Million Reward [VIDEO]
Feb 14, 2013 02:10 PM EST
A glaring loophole may prevent several people who offered information to the Los Angeles Police Department, including a couple reportedly tied up by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner, from seeing any part of the $1 million reward offered by the Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last week.
The city of Los Angeles offered up to a $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner's "capture and conviction. Neither of which happened," LAPD Officer Alex Martinez told CBS,
"There was no capture and no conviction. It's a kind of a no-brainer," he said.
Police have said that they believe Dorner died in a fire after they cornered him in a cabin near the Big Bear mountain resort. He was accused of killing four people, including two officers one from the Riverside County division, and the other a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy.
According to KTLA 5, police from dozens of agencies chased tips across multiple states and into Mexico. He was reportedly hunkered down in a cabin, in the 1200 block of Club View Drive.
Questions persisted on Wednesday about "how Dorner managed to evade capture at the very center of the manhunt." Authorities declared the manhunt over Wednesday. And the Los Angeles Police Department, which had been on frequent tactical alerts, has resumed normal operations.
Part of Dorner's online manifesto during the manhunt on his life read:
"I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse.
Meanwhile, the AP reported that a Southern California couple said Dorner tied them up in their mountain cabin and stole their car hours before his presumed death in a fiery confrontation with law enforcement.
Jim and Karen Reynolds said Dorner confronted them with a gun on Tuesday at the condominium, which is a short walk from the manhunt command post. They told reporters they thought Dorner would shoot them, even though he repeatedly said he just wanted to clear his name and would not hurt them.