The Los Angeles mayor promised a $1 million reward to anyone that could provide police with information on the whereabouts of Christopher Dorner but a loophole is preventing those citizens who played a role in finding the scorned ex-LAPD cop from cashing out, reports TMZ.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward to reporters on Sunday:
The mayor announced the million dollar reward to anyone who provided information that led police to the "capture and conviction" of Dorner. Since Dorner is presumed to have died on Tuesday in a cabin fire after a massive gunfight and standoff with police, Dorner cannot be convicted and therefore the reward is off.
Candidates for the reward would include the couple that discovered Dorner hiding in their cabin on Tuesday and Rick Heltebrake, who was carjacked by the ex-cop before the final firefight and cabin fire that led to his presumed death.
The mayor is not the only one who is withholding a reward for Dorner because of a loophole. The Los Angeles City Council offered $100,000 for information leading to the "identification, apprehension, and conviction" of Dorner. Once again, because there will be no conviction, the reward is off the table.
Finally, and probably the worst of the three broken promises, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors offered $100,000, but found their own loophole as well. They offered the reward for information "leading to the capture of Christopher Dorner." Simple enough, right? How could there be a loophole in that? Turns out the Board of Supervisors doesn't consider Dorner's burned body as "captured."