People across the country are relieved that Christopher Dorner is no longer on the run, but it seems there may be a Dorner reward loophole that could leave some who helped corner him out of luck on bringing home some money. As those following the case know, after a violent stand-off Dorner's body was in a burned cabin where he'd holed up at the end of the manhunt. According to TMZ on Feb. 13, the fact there was no capture or conviction in this case could mean no reward payout to anybody.
There are three rewards that were put together during the Christopher Dorner manhunt. Two of the three were worded that Dorner needed to be captured and convicted in order for the reward to be paid. This included a $1 million reward funded by private groups as well as a $100,000 reward from the L.A. City Council. The third reward was for the information “leading to the capture” of Dorner. However, technically he was not captured as his body in the burned cabin was recovered after the fire was extinguished, so it seems some consider that another Dorner reward loophole.
TMZ notes that several private citizens were key in helping the police finally find Christopher Dorner and end his violent streak of murder. So far the Mayor, City Council and Board of Supervisors are apparently examining the reward language and are not necessarily ready to cough up the bucks. Will those who helped lead the police to Dorner get their rewards? Folks will have to stay tuned to find out how the officials involved decide to handle the Dorner reward loopholes.