According to the Los Angeles Times, as 50 police officers’ families remain in guarded position due to the non-capture of Christopher Jordan Dorner – the former Los Angeles Police Department officer who is wanted for the killing of three persons – Los Angeles officials are not offering a $1-million reward for information that ultimately leads to the arrest and conviction of Dorner.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at a news conference on Sunday and said that the city will not tolerate the reign of terror that has been put on the policemen in the City of Angeles. The mayor went on to state the incredible determination of authorities to capture the killer.
The $1-million reward is reported to be the largest ever offered in Los Angeles for capturing a criminal. The funds were raised via local governments and police departments, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals within one day.
It was stated that the high reward was about more than just capturing a criminal – but also about preventing another murder.
Dorner, 33, a Navy veteran and former Los Angeles policeman allegedly vowed a week ago – in an online post – to get revenge against those he blamed for his being fired in 2009 from the police department.
Dorner’s alleged deadly acts began Feb. 3 when he was suspected of killing Monica Quan – the daughter of Randal Quan who is a retired LAPD captain whom Dorner blames for his having been fired - and her fiancé Keith Lawrence. While alluding police, he allegedly killed Michael Crain who was a Riverside policeman and wounded another in Los Angeles.
Dorner’s problems began when he was found to have falsely made statements against Teresa Evans, his training officer, in 2007, in which he accused her of kicking a mentally-ill person during a San Pedro arrest. The incident resulted in Dorner being fired in 2009.