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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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61.

be real    

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

555 days ago
62.

Napoleon    

Lol, at this point I'd like to see this guy kill more cops. Maybe some politicians too. Stop being *******s and pay up you ****s.

555 days ago
63.

jayquik03    

There was never any money.

555 days ago
64.

jim    

No body likes and indian giver

555 days ago
65.

WTF    

These guys turn into insurance company claim reps when it comes to actually paying up. They'll look for any little excuse to screw them out of the reward.

555 days ago
66.

tamara    

How about dividing it between the families of those who were shot?

555 days ago
67.

mobeter3    

Pay up, cheapskates.

555 days ago
68.

jase    

now you snitched for no reason at all. Sucks for you

555 days ago
69.

Silenteyesee    

Are you kidding me. Politicians lie and they will do whatever they can to weesle out of paying anything. He'll no ain't no one getting that reward.

555 days ago
70.

Ray    

I feel the money should go to the people whose cabin was set on fire! Who is paying for that!! Really!!

555 days ago
71.

JMP    

Does anyone think that the cops looking for him planned on bringing him back alive? lol

555 days ago
72.

all about the money    

So the Police decided to "Waco" Dorner do we now question that they burned him to prevent paying the reward or is all the money secretly going to the officer that light the fire?

555 days ago
73.

Throwback kid    

Is anyone surprised that the LAPD pulled a fast one? They were yelling burn, burn! as the roasted Dorner alive. Can they be charged with murder? Did they have any intention of bringing him in to stand trial? It looks like the LAPD wanted him dead at any cost, if Dorner stood trial he would spill the secrets about all the corruption he saw while there

555 days ago
74.

Matt1701c    

They need to pay up they said where he was they did not know it'd end up in gunfire and end dramataticly with a fire just pay up and keep up popularity and stop ripping peaple off. Those cheapskates!

555 days ago
75.

ex    

HOW ABOUT THE LAPD AND LASD AND ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT. START A CASH REWARD PROGRAM FOR TURNING IN OTHER DIRTY OR CORRUPT COPS. THEY COULD NOT LET DORNER GO TO PRISON...HE KNOWS WHERE THESE COPS LIVE AND NAMES AND THEIR FAMILIES HE WOULD OF SHARED THAT INFO TO INMATES AND THEY ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN TARGETS. LAPD HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS AND NOW THE BLOOD IS THEIR OWN, ONE OFFICER FROM RIVERSIDE N SAN BERNARDINO. THE ONLY THING LAW ENFORCEMENT CARES ABOUT IS THEIR CALPERS REPORTS AND HOURS BANKED. OH YEAH AND FOR THE CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE 4850...

555 days ago
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