LAPD Announces Detailed Procedures for Claiming Dorner Reward Money

Anyone who wants a piece of the reward pot will have to submit a written claim explaining why they deserve the money

The Los Angeles Police Department has announced a list of procedures for those seeking the reward money offered during the manhunt for rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

After multiple claims had been made for the money,  the counties, cities and private donors who proposed rewards will now determine who should be paid for the information that led to Dorner’s capture.

All those who want some of the reward will have to submit a written claim by April 19 that details why they deserve the money, the LAPD announced Friday in a news release.

Claims had already been filed by a man who was carjacked by Dorner and a couple who was held captive by the fugitive during the massive manhunt for him.

All funds that were offered will be placed into a trust fund account.

The fund will include reward money offered by the city of Irvine, city of Los Angeles, Riverside County, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, First Watch Corporation, the Los Angeles Dodgers, University of Southern California and other private donors, according to the release.

Law enforcement agencies will collaborate in reviewing the claims, and those invited to participate include: the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the sheriff's departments of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and the Corona, Irvine, LA and Riverside police departments.


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The day after the deadline, officials will hand off the reward claims and any additional investigation information to a panel of three former federal judges, who will decide whether they want to hear directly from the applicants after they read the claims, according to the criteria.

The panel -- which includes two former judges from the U.S. District Court and one former judge from the California Supreme Court -- will decide if any of the applicants’ claims are worthy of the money and how that money will be dispersed.

Anyone who wishes to claim the reward money will have to submit the claim according to this detailed list of procedures: Reward Money Criteria

Dorner was accused of killing four people -- including two police officers -- in a rampage over his 2008 firing from the Los Angeles Police Department. He died inside a burning cabin while cornered in a shootout with deputies near Big Bear in February.

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