Some Calif. donors yank reward in Dorner cop-killer case

9:53 AM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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Doug Stanglin
USA Today

Some California donors, including the city of Riverside, have withdrawn their part of more than $1 million in reward money offered for the capture and conviction of cop-killer Christopher Dorner, who committed suicide after a 10-day shooting spree in Southern California last month.

The city of Riverside had pledged $100,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dorner, who was suspected of killing four people, including Riverside officer Michael Crain.

The former Los Angeles police officer, who said in a manifesto that he was seeking revenge following his dismissal from the force, killed himself Feb. 12 as officers closed in on a cabin near Big Bear Mountain Lake where he was holed up.

Two claims have been made on the reward, one by a couple near the vacation resort whose car was stolen after they were tied up by Dorner, and a man whose pickup was hijacked by the suspect, The Press-Enterprise reported.

A Riverside City Council spokesperson said the criteria for getting the city's $100,000 reward was not met, the newspaper reported, apparently because Dorner was already dead by the time police broke into the burning cabin.

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