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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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Suzy Q     

Murder by Cop.


No reward.

558 days ago
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Tim White    

Ita kina funny that they would use a loophole to try to keek from giving the reward money.by using verbage? well lets look at it arrest and conviction. I would say when he was traped in the cabin esentualy he was arrested unless the cops where going to just leave and catch him later. And Im perty sure they would seek the death penalty? there for when the bullet passed through Mr Dorners head.I would say convicted and sentance carried out.If thats not enough then we can clearly tell from the tapes of the police calls that they had no intentions of nither arresting him nor taking him to trial.Please do not tarnish the name of the office. of which those 2 officers gave their lives and countless other put there lives on the line to represent..

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