An award in the manhunt for Christopher Dorner has been reduced considerably after groups contributing to it say the conditions for payout had not been met.
Christopher Dorner was the subject of a massive search earlier this year, after the Los Angeles Police Department officer was fired, and subsequently engaged in a bloody rampage.
The reward for Dorner was offered as the former cop remained on the loose and police in the area searched to capture him before others were hurt. Dorner was killed in a fiery standoff with police on February 12, shot to death by his own hand in a remote, burning cabin in California.
At least three people have stepped forward to claim the rapidly decreasing award for Dorner’s capture, including a couple tied up and detained by the rogue ex-cop. Karen and Jim Reynolds reported being held by Dorner in their Big Bear Lake condominium before he fled the scene in their SUV. He died a short time later.
An additional party, Rick Heltebrake, reported being carjacked for his pickup truck by Dorner after he crashed the SUV belonging to the Reynolds. But the Toronto Sun reports at least two groups have withdrawn funds from the six-figure award due to the fact Dorner was never actually captured:
“The Peace Officers Research Association of California withdrew the $50,000 it pledged for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Christopher Dorner, KNBC said … An official for the association, which represents 64,000 police union members, told the television station on Friday that the conditions for the reward had not been met because Dorner was not arrested.”
The city of Riverside, California also caused the Dorner reward to shrink after declining to contribute $100,000 pledged, as Dorner was not captured by police before his suicide.