Skip to comments.City Of Riverside Pulls $100K Contribution To Dorner Reward Offer
Posted on 03/26/2013 11:42:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin
RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) The city of Riverside is pulling its portion of the $1.2 million reward offered for the capture and conviction of ex-Los Angeles police officer and accused killer Christopher Dorner.
The city pledged $100,000 to the reward fund after Riverside police officer Michael Crain was reportedly killed by Dorner on Feb. 7 while on routine patrol.
Cain, 34, was among four people killed by the fugitive before he died in a standoff and fire in a Big Bear cabin on Feb. 25.
Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed allegedly by Christopher Dorner on Feb. 7, 2013. (credit: Riverside Police Department)
During the manhunt, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa coordinated a $1 million reward from more than 30 agencies or corporations, including the city of Riverside. The Los Angeles City Council and Board of Supervisors also each put up separate $100,000 rewards with their own protocol and requirements.
City spokeswoman Cindie Perry told the Riverside Press-Enterprise Monday that the reward was for information leading to Dorners capture and conviction and neither condition was met.
Several other local agencies, including the Peace Officers Research Association, have also reconsidered their offers.
Beck and Villaraigosa say they would like to see the reward paid out and expect to make a decision by mid-April.
Someone here on FR predicted long, long ago that this would happen. “Arrest and conviction” didn’t happen.
Think of all the money saved because the perp was cooked....
“Seven burners deployed, and we have a fire.”
“Fire will be staged at the first contact with the first armored unit down there.”
“I’m told that there’s basement in the cabin. So as a precaution, since the fire’s self-containing itself I’m going to let that heat burn through that basement.”
“You guys with eyes on the back: If you, uh, see something that’s catching fire that’s not supposed to be, then let me know. But otherwise, let it go.”
“We’ve got, uh, good penetration with the fire at 2-3 corner. It’s still doing quite well, self-containing itself. I’m gonna let it go.”
Well, see if someone wants to make a call next time. There is some risk involved.
This action, sadly, supports Dorner’s accusations.
Beck and Vg say they support it. See if they lobby Riverside to reconsider, or offer to restore with LA money.
This action, sadly, supports Dorners accusations.
Color me sooo surprised...
Your implication is that the cops decided they’d be judge and jury. They violated the law in doing so. I realize the threat Dorner posed to society at large, but the cops going ‘Waco’ was a criminal act. We’re glad Dorner is dead, but every cop who participated in the arson should be arrested.
“Were glad Dorner is dead, but every cop who participated in the arson should be arrested.”
Do you even know the cause of death?
He had ample opportunity to surrender. He did not. They fired ammo rounds in, and he did not surrender.
They fired various types of tear gas, intended to cause him to surrender. He did not.
Cops are not in the wrong, Dorner was. Sorry, this wasn’t Waco.
Dorner could have gave himself up
They’ll still probably try to tax the people as if they received the money.
“Cops are not in the wrong, Dorner was. Sorry, this wasnt Waco.”
YAWN, another “conservative” headline believer — cops can do no wrong, and never lie.
Those two women a few days earlier in the blue SUV must have been doing something wrong, or cops wouldn’t have opened fire on them — right?
The cops on scene were there to kill him, period.
There is a live video of the event, it runs 30 minutes. Watch it.
When Dorner tried to leave the building, the cops hosed him down with automatic weapons fire and drove him back into the building.
It is OK though, because everyone knew he was guilty, no trial was necessary./s
I disagre- they had him cornered, they just had to wait him out.
I am NOT on this criminal’s side- but I have very grave concerns about the police deciding that setting the building on fire was the next proper course of action.
I disagree totally.
Dorner is the one who made that fatal decision; and there can only be one societal response. Being politically correct and dogmatic at the cost of additional victims is... well, stupid.
Yes, this is the basis upon which people convince themselves to just go along with and believe what is reported without question.
It’s SO much easier than independent thought or that old, passe system of justice, right?
That will help future efforts to capture criminals in the bankrupt city of Riverside.
The purpose of the reward was for really his “capture” not so much for his conviction as the conviction was pretty much a given.
Given the fact that it was the Riverside SWAT team that made his “conviction” impossible by turning him into ash, it seems that they should be the last ones to renege on the reward.
The owner of the burned out cabin should sue Riverside for the money and if necessary demand that Dorner’s crispy crust be dug up, handcuffed, wheeled into court, charged, tried and convicted posthumously. Or they can just pay the reward.
I have a little bit of a problem with the burning of someone ELSE’S home down to get a perp inside.
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