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Chris Dorner

$1 Million Reward ...

Big Loophole

2/13/2013 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Several private citizens were instrumental in cornering cop killer Christopher Dorner ... but there may be a gigantic loophole preventing any of them from collecting the loot.

There are 3 rewards.  The Mayor of L.A. announced a $1 million reward -- funded by private groups -- for information leading to the "capture and conviction" of Dorner.  Big problem -- technically speaking, Dorner must be both captured AND convicted to trigger the reward.

The L.A. City Council offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to "the identification, apprehension, and conviction" of Dorner.  Again ... no conviction.   City Council sources tell us there's already a disagreement between the Legislative Analyst and the City Attorney over how to interpret the reward language.

And finally ... the L.A. County Board of Supervisors offered a $100,000 reward for information "leading to the capture of Christopher Dorner."  One source at the Board of Supervisors tells TMZ,  "Dorner was cornered but not captured."

Translation ... technically speaking, no one may be entitled to the reward.  It's unclear if the Mayor, the City Council and the Board of Supervisors will bend the rules.

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181.

joey b    

They should take a pound of flesh instead.

563 days ago
182.

tom    

Dont pay it. See how much help you get next time!! Always, always trust the government. they have your back, seriously.

563 days ago
183.

kitnplayn    

Anything out of the mouth of an American is likely not reliable.

563 days ago
184.

Anya    

Lotsa luck on getting people to respond to their next request for help and offer of a reward.

563 days ago
185.

Lawrtence    

That is why that cabin got torched! No conviction, no arrest, NO NOTHING

Try asking for help again....

563 days ago
186.

TNT    

He last moments were burning here on Earth and now he is burning in HELL. Awesome. I sincerely hope that all of you that supported him have a loved one take a bullet through the eyes and then tell me that the person who did that was justified like you are doing with this cold blooded murdere.. His pure evilness has been halted thankfully.

563 days ago
187.

Glenda     

Those two maids should get a reward for calling and reporting the stolen vehicle and the pain and suffering they endured while they were help captive.

563 days ago
188.

CyndiChainsaW    

How convenient.

563 days ago
189.

BS    

I feel as though his mother should sue as well they wanted him dead either way it goes. this should have been done buy the courts but because the LAPD has something to hide they got rid of them. I guess they will continue on be corrupted cops cause if he had been on their team none of this would have happened. So since they killed him on purpose without negotiating his mother should sue despite wat he did and than take the money if awarded and pass it on to the families that he killed. It's BLOODY money anyway!

563 days ago
190.

elkhunter    

They may very well have a better lawsuit againt the law enforcement agency that denied access to the fire, and possibly the city of L.A. and it's legal beagals for having the law enforcement agency not allow the capture and conviction so they would have to pay the reward. Any lawyer want to make a name for themselves would have a very easy case.

563 days ago
191.

Kman    

Typical scam by these city groups. They knew they wouldn't take him alive, a cop killer, no way in hell. The authorities wonder why so few want to trust them or play "ball" with them.

563 days ago
192.

Chuck T    

No surprise here. Consider the source. CALIFORNIA LAW ENFORCEMENT - WORST IN THE NATION! I'm sure a lot of Dorners complaints were legitimate. Kill him and the complaints are covered up forever and die with him. Kill him and there's their loophole to not pay. This only proves what a bunch of s*** are in California law enforcement. Maybe next time the citizen of California won't get involved - let law enforcement do it themselves and risk their own lives. This only adds to the corruption within California law enforcement all across the state.

563 days ago
193.

Ace    

He FOUND them, they didn't find him-they should be lucky they're alive

563 days ago
194.

sieben13    

Always these loop hold BS

563 days ago
195.

Phishie from Philly    

He's not dead! Don't kid yourself. He's most likely going after the cop families. They should still be on high alert.
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Phishie from Philly

563 days ago
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