$1 Million Reward Offered For Dorner's Capture

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to capture and conviction of former cop and alleged spree killer Christopher Dorner.

This article was updated at 3:37 p.m. Feb. 10, 2013 to include some of the donors to the million-dollar reward being offered for Dorner's capture and conviction.

Donors to the reward fund included police officers associations in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Irvine, Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Staples Center's AEG contributed, as did the United Firefighters of Los Angeles, and the Association of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies.

Also contributing were the FBI, First Watch, and the city and county of Riverside, as well as six anonymous donors.


Calling the recent killings of an engaged couple and a Riverside police officer acts of "domestic terrorism," Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck appeared with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Sunday to announce a $1 million reward for the capture of a former LAPD officer.

Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, is accused of killing engaged and Riverside police Officer Michael Crain, 34; he is also accused of threatening scores of law enforcement officers in the area.

"This is the largest local reward ever offered to our knowledge," Beck said during a televised news conference.

"This is an act and make no mistake about it, of domestic terrorism," Beck said, adding that the crimes committed, "cannot go unanswered."

Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich -- whose district covers Claremont -- and Mark Ridley Sunday announced they will seek $100,000 from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

At the conference, Beck said that "50 LAPD families" are currently being guarded.

The chief also said that the $1 million was easy to collect.

"It was amazingly, amazingly easy," Beck said, adding that donations large and small came from law enforcement unions around the state, the police credit union and other employee unions.

Private donors also contributed, the chief said.

"Many contacted me, or the mayor. They didn't have to be asked," Beck said.

Officials said that actually, more than $1 million was collected.

There were many questions at the conference but not too many details about the search or any tips coming in were released.

The mayor added that Dorner was probably watching the news conference.

"We are impeding our own investigation," the mayor said.

"If we gave you information that would somehow tip him to what we know, we would be putting the public at harm."

Officials urged Dorner -- if he was watching -- to turn himself in.

The announcement of the award comes on the heels of an announcement the the LAPD plans to reopen the case that led to Dorner's firing.

The suspect claims that his unfair treatment at the hands of top brass has led to his alleged rampage.

Beck said he wants to take a look at it because the events occurred before he was chief and he wants to ensure nothing was missed in the investigation.

--- City News Service contributed to this article.

beaumontdave February 10, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Good idea. Even the fools that cheer him on would happily turn him in for that kind of cash.
joebanana February 10, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Gee, what does Charlie call shooting an Iraqi war vet in his own home 71 times, because one cop discharged his weapon into the doorjamb by accident? Or how about opening fire on newspaper delivery people, and others because the cops couldn't properly identify their vehicles, and panicked? What about gang beating mentally challenged homeless people to death? Hey Charlie, want to see an act of terrorism? Read the NDAA, read SBx2-11, read the NEWSPAPER. How about a million dollar reward for some genuine ID from the usurper in chief? (isn't forgery, and fraud, illegal?)
Breeze Summers February 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Let's hope this bounty put on Dorner will put an end to this madness. Because while the police are on edge about this individual, no one is safe.
Michael February 11, 2013 at 02:08 AM
Another epic fail for LAPD. There are some mighty good posts about this dirt bag in the link below- he's ex-LAPD, is there a surprise? . Once again LAPD is running scared for themselves while they abandoned the city/citizens- like they did during the riots. So you Liberals want us to give up our guns and "trust" the police- NO THANK YOU. Trust the cops that shot those two women in Torrance? http://www.scpr.org/blogs/news/2013/02/08/12476/lapd-manhunt-some-cheer-on-fugitive-christopher-do/
Leo P Flood February 11, 2013 at 02:46 AM
If Mr. Dorner turned himself in would he get the rewarde so that he can hire some good qualified attorneys? Notice that those that contributed to this reward are organizations that are made up mainly by whites; this should tell you something? Loook at how long it took them to raise these funds; had they been collecting to provide for the welfare of those that are lacking food, shelter, jobs, etc, would they have collected these funds so rapidly. Now that there is this bounty on Mr. Borner's head you will see many shooting at him; will the bounty be paid to that person or persons that shot him? Again, people should demand that he be brought in alive with no excuse about him putting up a fight so we had to kill him. Bring this man home alive or always have that question mark over the LAPD.
Vito Spago February 11, 2013 at 03:59 AM
$1M if the info brings him in dead. $100 if he get brought in alive.
Daniel Luke Diaz, USA ret. February 11, 2013 at 05:26 AM
The only issue I have with this is that is shows the Agencies responsible for catching this individual are at an impasse. Again, as I have blogged and stated on Facebook repeatedly; This man is playing Chess and the Agencies, Checkers. Thus, he is thinking ten moves ahead. Now their will be novices, Bounty Hunters, and people just seeing this man Everywhere, and again clogging the phone lines and impeding the search for this person. I am a professional, I do not need amateurs out there with only Dollar Signs in their eyes and seeing shadows and ghost everywhere. That is all I have to say. A retired Sergeant Major who also deals with locating persons that do not want to be found.
Vito Spago February 11, 2013 at 01:51 PM
$1M for Dorner's capture and conviction? Seems like this will never be paid since it is almost guaranteed that the cops will just blow him away on sight.
beaumontdave February 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Did you notice the colors of his first two victims. Are you going to charge everyone involved with racism. When your done, better go look in the mirror.


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