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Chris Dorner

$1 Million Reward ...

Big Loophole

2/13/2013 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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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46.

Lynn M    

If law enforcement wants any credibility, they'll not play this word game. That said, one would hope that anyone receiving a reward would donate heavily to the families of those who were killed.

620 days ago
47.

hunter    

Technically he was captured and not resisting.

620 days ago
48.

Elle    

It was clearly stated to receive the reward, Dorner had to be captured AND convicted. I don't see where the loophole is? It's common sense he wasn't going to be captured. When a reward is involved, people will fall for the bait.

620 days ago
49.

Hot Chocolate    

The recipient can not be penalized for misleading language by the reward payer, although I don't think it was intentional. I think a reasonable discretion about the purpose and intention of the resources, and what was sought in exchange for the money, would be priority.

It's also strange that people want to be paid for what would be the right thing to do regardless. That's a real bad message to send because what if the claimant is lying or they were tipped by a law enforcement insider or some source of fraud. That could make it even worse.

People are capable of just about anything.

So look at the degree and percentage of how much the tip helped and they should partition on that basis but its ugly and almost like celebrating tragedy and violence, after what was said to be a workplace abuse that took place leading to the final conclusions.

How come no one showed up way back in 2009-2012 when the guy was jobless and struggling previous to the outburst? It's a legit question.

Honestly, I'm not big on paying for and celebrating tragedy like that. We have a moral responsibility to do the right thing, but unfortunately when people need money to pay bills, values go out the door.

Its a good time to put into motion some legal procedure to deal with loopholes like that.

620 days ago
50.

Swins    

You play games like this, the next time there is a fugitive people will not help

620 days ago
51.

taffy84    

Laps said they had there fingers crossed when they said this so tough luck guy also this is why u don't help the police

620 days ago
52.

Swedeslvr    

I knew they would give no reward! The way they kept raising the price. They knew he'd die by his own hand or the cops. And no one would see a penny. Shameful!!!

620 days ago
53.

fargone    

Let this be a warning to us: Don't turn anyone in unless it sez "Captured, Dead or Alive" or "Burnt to a Crisp).

620 days ago
54.

billNine    

Love it Love it Love it!! if you report it his whereabouts you get one million dollars!!!! Rrrrrr wrong!!! The LAPD at its finest lied about the mill shot two poor women and still they have the guts to say we are the victims NO ONE IN THIS CHAOS was and will right. NOT Dorner and ESPECIALLY the LAPD. We should learn from this but we won't lol we will continue to wait till a crime is committed and wait 30 or plus min for these cops to get there unless its one of their own lawls!

620 days ago
55.

Fransinatrajr    

IM GLAD THIS HAPPENED FOR THOSE FREAKING IDIOTS SNITCHING ON DORNER I WISH HE COULD HAVE ATLEASE KILLED 10 MORE COPS NOW NOBODY GETS THE MONEY SHOWS YOU SNITCHING NEVER SOLVES NOTHING AND NOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DIRTY LAPD WILL NEVER HAVE MORE LIGHT THAN THE LIGHT DORNER SHEDED IN IT F*** THE COPS

620 days ago
56.

billNine    

Ps like my fellow Marines and Spec OPS 75th Ranger Regiment "eyes on Target " those two cops deserve the boot

620 days ago
57.

Lynn M    

Is this just Harvey baiting us with a legal argument or are there facts that this is on the table?

620 days ago
58.

quitmydayjob    

You knew the cops wasn't going to let him leave alive. Offering a reward was a ploy to get money hungry people to track him down. They should post dead or alive rewards

620 days ago
59.

4reallikecomon    

When they opened fire on a vehicle that fit the description of the vehicle Dorner alledgedly was driving....the question of reward dead or alive should have been brought up...bein that the maids called 911, they should get the reward..That call ended everything. ..period

620 days ago
60.

be real    

NEVER PAYS 2 SNITCH. DAmN YOU CAN'T BELIeVE ANYTHING ON TV....

620 days ago
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