Million-Dollar Reward for Dorner’s Conviction

Also announced Sunday was the name of the Riverside police officer slain on Thursday.

A $1 million reward is now offered for information leading to the conviction of accused cop-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, as 50 Los Angeles police officers and their families are being watched and guarded against attack by an ex-cop on a murderous campaign of revenge.

And police Sunday for the first time revealed that Richard Crain, 34, was the Riverside police officer killed Thursday, apparently by Dorner. Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz said his name had been withheld until Sunday because of fears that Dorner might harm his surviving family, Diaz said.

LAPD chief Charlie Beck said search efforts Sunday were still focused on the snowy mountains of Big Bear, where Dorner apparently abandoned his pickup truck and set it afire Thursday.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the reward money is being put up by “business, unions, government, law enforcement and community groups.”

The LA police chief called it the largest award ever offered locally. Some have asked why such a large reward.

“This is an act of domestic terrorism,” Beck said. “This is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public.

“This is not about capturing a suspect, this is about preventing a future attack, maybe a murder,” the chief said.

LAPD resources were stretched Sunday, as the department not only searched for Dorner but grappled with logistics of providing security for 50 LAPD officers’ homes and families.

At the news conference in Los Angeles, the Riverside chief said it was time to identify the slain officer publicly, with a funeral pending Wednesday.

“There are several news outlets that have had that information (the name) because they have figured it out on their own, we are very, very grateful to you that you have embargoed that,” Diaz said.

“This individual has already shown and stated that the families of police officers are fair game.”

Dorner, nursing a grudge about his dismissal from the force, last Sunday apparently killed the daughter of a policeman and her fiance in Irvine. On Thursday, he apparently was involved in shootouts with Los Angeles police guarding an officer’s home in Corona, where police were shot at but not hit.

Crane and his partner were ambushed by a gunman later that morning in Riverside. The partner was wounded; his name is still withheld.

The unprecedented reward kitty must still be approved by several agencies, including city councils and county boards of supervisors across Southern California.

Los Angeles County supervisors Mike Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas agreed to make the request at the next Board of Supervisors meeting, on Tuesday, Antonovich’s spokesman told City News Service.

-City News Service

One Voice February 11, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Shane, it will be a cold day in hell before I turn in any weapon!! Could it be that you are all for gun ban because you are a convicted felon and therefore can't have one? You seem to have a huge devotion towards Government control over all of us American citizens, why is that? Why is that you are all for taking away Americans freedoms?
Vince February 11, 2013 at 07:10 PM
One Voice... I'll let Rod Serling tell ya where I live: "You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of smoke and mirrors but of closed minds; a journey into a confusing land whose boundaries are that of sheer stOOpidity, and illogical fantasy. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop: The LibTard Zone!"
Things I Learned February 11, 2013 at 07:18 PM
In case you haven't seen it yet Vince: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUzMPlQb2G4
Vince February 11, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Aw heck, I forgot the accompanying theme music: "Do do do do do do do do (DUN DUN DUN) do do do do do do do do (DUN DUN DUN) do do do do do do do do...."
Vince February 11, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Shane Boy....The American Military will not factor into the equation, but do watch for The ALL NEW Homeland Security Pimple Faced Kid Brigade to be pushed into action--IF it comes to "action" being deemed necessary by those who want to disarm America. Things may just get REAL interesting in the coming weeks...
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Shane its the same way you claim flase statements about the GOP, it does not make them true!
Kevin George February 11, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I think you are correct about that Shane. And it will continue until this whole disaster falls through its own a@@hole. Then out of the rubble the survivors will rise to realize what destroyed the whole thing.
Unincorporated February 11, 2013 at 08:18 PM
The headline should read "Million dollar reward for manhunt for man on manhunt."
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Shane do you have something against whites?? Go ahead say it.......I am waiting.
Arthur Spooner February 11, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Thats what I thought Shane.....Chicken!
David H. Cheresh February 11, 2013 at 08:31 PM
TO JAC FLANDERS: WHY MEN SHOULDN'T WRITE ADVICE COLUMNS Dear Mr. Advice: I desperately hope that you can help me now. I set-off to work the other day, leaving my husband in the house drinking beer and watching television, as usual. I hadn't driven more than a mile down the road when the engined conked out, and the car shuddered violently to a halt. I called home, but my husband didn't answer, so I walked back to get his help in the 95-degree heat. Upon arrival, I couldn't believe my eyes: my husband was in the bedroom, naked under the sheets, with our neighbor's daughter. I'm 41, my husband is 44, and the girl is 17! We have been married for ten years, and when I confronted him, he broke down, admitting that they had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop, or I would leave him. In fairness, he was let go from his job six and a half months ago, and he says that he's been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I still love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum, he's become more and more distant. He won't go to counseling, and I'm afraid that I can't get through to him anymore. Can you please help me? Shirley
David H. Cheresh February 11, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Dear Shirley: A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be traced to a variety of problems within the engine. Start by checking to see if there is any debris in the fuel line; if it's clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold, and also check all of the grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump, itself, is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors. At this point, you might want to take your car to a mechanic. I hope this helps, Mr. Advice
David H. Cheresh February 11, 2013 at 08:49 PM
SHANE: Give me a break, pal, and lighten up!
David H. Cheresh February 11, 2013 at 08:50 PM
SHANE: Would a favorable women-oriented joke assuage your anal-retentive (Freud) posts?
The Teller of Truth February 11, 2013 at 09:34 PM
I don't think it matters now. Whatever he did know, probably won't see the light of day. You'll read about him getting all shot up in a grandiose gun battle, or 'accidently' taking his own life with a "thats the way we found him Sarg!". There will be no reward. There will be no trial. There will be no secrets spilled. Just wait and see.
Batman February 11, 2013 at 09:48 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again - Dorner's problem is anger. Nothing good will come out of anything you do out of anger or hatred. Look at Dorner, he very well may have a valid issue with the LAPD, but what has he accomplished? Black is not an excuse, and white is not an excuse either. Like I said earlier, if Dorner had kept cool he could have worked his way up the ranks at LAPD and at some point actually done something about the problems he saw. One man can make a difference, if he is in the right place at the right time. But now Dorner will never be in a position to do anything about it. Even if he is caught before he kills again the example he has set will encourage others to act out violently. Nothing good will come out of this. The best outcome we can hope for is that Dorner freezes to death on the mountain and is not found for two months. The worst thing is if he's never found, then the people he threatened will be worried about him the rest of their lives.
David H. Cheresh February 11, 2013 at 09:51 PM
TELLER: Where's the downside?
David Shisler February 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I read this guys Mansfesto, how thin skinned he was. A real bad ass way back in first grade, it seems if someone were to say something he found offensive, he was going to hurt them., high school the same thing he wanted people to be scared (respect) him. Heaven forbid if he over heard a conversation you were having with someone and he did't like it. Now verbal attacks are part of the course in law enforcement, along with spitting, sucker punches, name calling, threats, and he wanted to work for the LAPD with what seems like anger issues especially with the department, He stated he had his post certificate, officers quit or get fired at one department but still find jobs at others that they fit in better so why didn't he just do that.. Now Val wouldn't turn this killer in, even if late at night Vals next door neighbors car pulled into their driveway Val sees him with a gun to the neighbors head as they go into the house, I guess Val would just go to bed. There is a good possibility that he has commandeered someone's car, he's somewhere hold up and it's not Las Vegas with his picture plastered all over the news media.
Cindy Betz February 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM
He's knows plenty. I encourage everyone to read Dorner's Manifesto!!!! Read all 18 pages....... it may change the way you think about this entire situation.... No one will receive that reward, come on people think, it says for the CONVICTION, Dorner will either take his own life or he will die in a hail of bullets from the LAPD. The corruption in the LAPD must stop !!!
Paul w February 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM
I agree with you One Voice, lawful citizens shouldn't turn in any weapons. We always need to have the ability to control our destiny over anyone who wants to take our freedoms away from us.
Paul w February 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Shane, I take offense to your "Old White Men" comment, but it proves how easily you're led around by the nose through the media. Our country was founded on laws and principles of freedom. That even extends to freedom FROM our government, should they try to control us militarily (something Russian and Chinese citizens don't enjoy). American citizens will at least have an opportunity to defend themselves. Save your comments about our race for your own home and be glad you're lucky enough to live in a country that white men (in large part) helped to create. Trust me, no one is scared of you...
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM
"But now Dorner will never be in a position to do anything about it." As soon as the court ruled against him he was done and would never get his LAPD or naval jobs back. He felt he was wrongfully terminated and that's what pushed him over the edge. Even the final court ruling stated that Dorner may have been wronged but that he could not come up with the preponderance of evidence to prove it. I think he is alive. After reading the style of his manifesto I do not think he would kill himself. I think he is out there and enjoying the attention. If he kills again I don't think it would be for awhile. And I think somebody is helping him and bringing him supplies to sustain his life. These are all guesses based on the facts that have been reported.
Paul w February 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Shane, your undying support for a President who has accomplished nothing is admirable. And maybe you can share with us, exactly how Democrats cornered the market on minoritites...Could it have been the promise of Amnesty possibly? It's always good to see a Democrat pat themselves on the back so hard after accomplishing nothing.
Bren February 11, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Theres been a police helicopter hovering over the roripaugh area for the last 1 1/2 hours. I called the dispatch and they confirmed that it was their copter but they wont give out any info on why its there. The odd part was that the line was busy so I had to get through using a back line. Something tells me that this is related to Dorner.
Bren February 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Paul, You're dead wrong. The president has lowered the anual deficit every year he's been in office. Bush had the Highest deficit year in US history in '08. Thanks to Obama, millions of out of work familes aren't starving and the markets are no longer failing. This is what righting the ship is all about. Keep in mind, You cant instantly revive an economy from near complete collapse (thanks to Bush) in 4 years when it took over 8 years to build. If you think you know better then please lay out your plan in this forum.
Bret D. Rijke February 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM
@ Shane; Here's the thing, genius; You obviously have seen how "effective" our law enforcement is (and with military technology and guidance) in locating and tracking down just one man with moderate military training and LAPD training. Can you imagine if just in California there are 2-3 million gun owners who refuse to cooperate with an anti-Constitutional ruling? Can you imagine how the authorities will be unable to cope?
Paul w February 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Bren, the day will be great when Democrats can stop blaming Bush (it's only been 4 plus years...). What you're not taking into account is the REAL unemployment rate, that you'll never see reported by the media (the people who gave up finding jobs, etc).
Lamesn619 February 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Old white men" built this country huh? There lies the problem. I pay my taxes and i'm not going to do the LAPD job for them. Find dorner youself!
Batman February 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM
The reason they wanted to get rid of him is he had pattern of blowing his stack, over nothing. Dorner has driven himself insane with his own anger. LAPD has 10,000 cops. Dorner can't be the only one who has seen and objects to the foul practices. I too suspect he has an accomplice, and I suspect the accomplice drove his truck up the mountain and set it on fire. Dorner could be hiding right here in San Diego. Dorner will kill himself one way or another and probably sooner than later. Well trained - yes, well armed - yes, tenacious - yes, rational - no. Dorner's soul died before he was ever fired from the PD, a victim of his own uncontrolled anger.
Paul w February 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Hhahahaha, Thank you Batman!


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