City, Police Announce $1M Reward For Dorner Arrest
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Sunday that a reward of $1 million has been pledged for information leading to the capture and conviction of suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner.
Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas announced Sunday that they would be bringing forth a motion to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to contribute $100,000 to the kitty.
The reward includes pledges from law enforcement agencies, the city of Los Angeles and anonymous donors.
Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas have offered a $100,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of suspected murderer Christopher Jordan Dorner.
"The supervisors decided to offer a reward this morning, one of the counties is offering 500,000. We wanted to make sure L.A. county is doing the same to find Dorner," said Assistant Cheif Deputy Tony Bell.
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"We are asking the press to see what they know regarding the where abouts of Christopher Dorner, a press meeting at 1 p.m. will release further info about the rewards and the investigation," said Bell.
The motion for the reward will be introduced on Tuesday during a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
The search continues in the Big Bear Valley for suspect Christopher Dorner.
Law enforcement personnel from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Riverside Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, Irvine Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Pomona Police Department, US Forest Service and CalFire are continuing to search the forest area consisting of 8 square miles in an effort to find Dorner.
Search personnel are utilizing a Snowcat and an armored personnel carrier equipped with snow chains to transport them into the mountain areas where they are searching approximately 200 vacant cabins. Search dogs continue to be utilized today; the dogs are trained and capable of searching in the snow. The aerial search has been suspended due to the weather conditions.
Additional deputies are continuing to patrol the Big Bear Valley and citizens are urged to immediately call 911 if they see anything suspicious. Residents are advised to open their doors only to those they know, or uniformed law enforcement officers.
The suspect vehicle and any evidence located inside the vehicle will be turned over to the Irvine Police Department.
Sheriff John McMahon is committed to the safety of the citizens in the Big Bear Valley Community and will keep additional deputies patrolling the streets throughout the search to ensure their safety. Sheriff McMahon stated “the search will continue until the suspect has been apprehended or it has been determined that he is no longer on the mountain.”
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