Skip to comments.If Dorner Is Dead, Who Gets The $1.1M Reward Money?
Posted on 02/14/2013 9:03:49 AM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) If Christopher Dorner is dead, who will get the $1.1 million reward that was being offered for his arrest? Officials say its complicated.
Randy Paige, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the language used was a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
There will be no arrest. And no conviction. So does Los Angeles have to pay up? And if so, to whom?
LA Councilman Dennis Zine is one of three council members who called on the city to offer $100,000. (The additional money came from other municipalities, organizations and private donations.)
Says Zine, Is it the arrest and conviction? Is it the ability to locate the individual who is wanted? Theres a lot of factors. Its going to be up to the legal experts to make that determination.
He believes it is unclear if the terms of the reward have been met.
We may have a lot of people file a claim. I made a 911 call, I thought he was in the mountains, whatever. So thats all going to be a process. Its not going to happen overnight but were obligated to follow the rule and the rule is if that follows what the boundaries are then that reward will be paid.
Who will decipher if arrest and conviction is followed to the letter? Says Zine, Thats going to be up to the legal experts to make that determination.
Richard Heltebrake, the man whose vehicle was allegedly carjacked by Dorner before he got into a shootout with San Bernardino deputies, told CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Stacey Butler that he was absolutely going to pursue the $1 million.
I just posted info from West...pretty much the standard...but I haven’t looked up precedence. My best friend indexed for West for years.
I opined the same thing days ago. They weren’t acting like someone that wanted to capture and arrest him. Acted like they wanted to keep him from a show trial and talking.
Sure looks that way to me (and the newspaper ladies, and the driver of the black truck...)
A disclaimer here of sorts: I in no way equate This guy with the people (especially the innocent children) that were killed by the government’s use, I believe intentional, fire-starting gas canisters at Waco. I only remarked in the previous post because these fire-starters seem to be de riguere when the ‘authorities’ want to burn somebody’s ass up.
Divided amoung the various police departments for coffee and donuts.
How about giving it to the owners of the cabin they burned down!!
I’d previously posted no opinion but my private thoughts were along those lines. Actually, in my thinking I broadened the context to how actual policing gets done in such extreme cases with the concept being we are pointing towards more of these, IMO. There are many lessons to be learned here.
I’m totally with you there.
More, too. The family of any officer killed in the line of duty should be financially set for life by definition. Even as an extremely small government conservative, there is no replacing “Dad”. We should do whatever is possible (which is cash) for those killed in the line of duty.
Officers are called on to do tremendously difficult work. That places huge responsibility on them, for which we hold them to account at times. And, they have tremendous power, which must be exercised carefully. And, they should be paid very well. Etc. It’s a massive tradeoff when your life is at stake.
Let’s just be sure to balance all those factors with a thumb on the scales towards “Rule Of Law.”
I agree. The way it was worded, there was never any intention to have to pay it out. He was not going to be arrested.
There is a good movie about ‘police’ intentions. It was called “Gaunlet” with Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke as the poor ‘perp’ the entire police department wanted to murder before she could be arrested.
As a point of note, “non-fire starting” gas canisters were used first and when they didn’t have the desired affect the more potent CS canisters were used. It is my understanding that CP Dorner was also in possesion of CS canisters.
Yep...that’s what the ‘authorities’ said......just like in Waco....”We didn’t have any idea this would start a fire - it was a surprise to us.”
Now that you remind me, I remember “Gauntlet” when it first came out and I think it was recently on TV somewhere like TCM or Encore. I noticed it when I skimmed past late in the show with Eastwood and Locke in the scene I saw.
It may have been. My point is that most ALL LEOs in any capacity know the difference and the likely outcomes. As for Dorner, my only understanding is that he possessed oxygen breathing gear and smoke canisters.
Remember when the FBI caught the Unabomber (sp)....the FBI had a friggin' party after they got him.
These boys will be doing the same.
This wasn't law enforcement....it was an assassination....
I'm not agreeing with Dorner in any way...He was a killer....
Indeed.. Why pay out one million dollars when you can spring a few bucks for incendiary tear gas. LOL I mean, that million bucks would’ve come from their pension fund!
Maybe I’m missing something. Warren Buffett didn’t offer the money, so there is no “1.1 Million Dollars”.
That’s tax-payer money, and it probably wouldn’t even cover the cost of the 2000-LEO weeny-roast, so what the heck is everyone talking about?
Who gets the money?
The government. I believe it counts as income...