Loophole Threatens $1M Dorner Reward
It was for the capture 'and conviction' of the fugitive
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2013 3:25 PM CST
A law enforcement officer stands by a roadblock at Route 38 near Big Bear, Calif., on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – Christopher Dorner's all-but-certain demise came thanks to the help of a few civilians, notably the two people who entered what they thought was an empty cabin only to be accosted by the fugitive and tied up. (Update: Turns out, they weren't maids.) One of them managed to call for help after he left, and police were in hot pursuit of Dorner in no time. So at least one of the pair has a claim to the mayor's $1 million reward, right? Maybe not, reports TMZ.

The reward stipulates that it's for information leading to the "capture and conviction" of Dorner, who is believed to have died in yesterday's cabin showdown before he could be convicted of anything. Similar wording applies to two lesser awards of $100,000 each. In short, it's a judgment call, and all depends on how generous the mayor's office and the organizations that donated the money are feeling. Rewards this big are handled on a "case-by-case basis," an LAPD spokesman tells Daily Intel, which has more details.

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Feb 15, 2013 12:32 AM CST
Typical government sideshow. Talk big, but don't produce any results. I never thought that any government agency or city council will actually pay that reward. Someone or some lawyer on the city side will come up with a technicality and NOT pay any reward. In the end, someone will get a certificate of appreciation, a photo opp with the mayor and a handshake. People who whole hardheartedly believe in the government are fools and are being lead blindly.
Feb 14, 2013 1:42 PM CST
maybe the cops set fire to the place so they wouldn't have to spend the taxpayer money on a trial and so they wouldn't have to make good on the reward offer. if the maids are here legally they should get the money or a money saving coupon good at any orange county office. and if they're here illegally I think they should get a few McDonald's coupons and escorted across the border to their homeland.
Feb 14, 2013 1:32 PM CST
That's what you get for helping the police, Stiffed.