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LAPD Is Taking Claims For Christopher Dorner Reward Money

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The LAPD announced that they're starting the process of trying to figure out how they're going to disperse the $1 million reward money that was offered up while renegade ex-cop Christopher Dorner was on the lam.

If you think that the you did something that helped to identify and apprehend Dorner, then the LAPD wants to hear from you sometime between today until Friday, April 19. Here are the rules many will enter but few will win:

1. All claims should be submitted to:
Lieutenant Natalie Cortez
Detective Bureau
Los Angeles Police Department
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-486-7000
Fax: 213-486-7020
email: 30640@lapd.lacity.org
2. All claims must be in writing.
3. All claimants seeking to be eligible to receive reward money must sign the below
Acknowledgement and Waiver form, agreeing to this process.
4. All written claims that have been previously submitted will be considered,
provided that the attached Acknowledgement and Waiver form is submitted.
5. The Deadline for submission of reward claims and the Acknowledgement and
Waiver form is: April 19, 2013. Any claims for a reward submitted after that date
will not be considered. Any claims that fail to include a signed
Acknowledgement and Waiver form will not be considered.

There's already been a lot of grumbling about the reward. Some groups, including the Peace Officers Research Association, Riverside and others have withdrawn their rewards. Publicly, some of these groups are quibbling with the terms of the reward, arguing that they put up the money for Dorner's capture and conviction—not a shootout at a fiery cabin that ended in suicide. And some of the donors are put off that people who had brushes with Dorner are trying to turn a profit from the high-profile reward. A camp ranger carjacked by Dorner has already filed a lawsuit for the entire reward, even though others called police after their encounters that same day.

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The LAPD has reiterated that the reward will remain $1 million as initially promised, even if donors pull out. Dennis Zine said in a release, "Because there was a resolution in this incident and public safety was restored in the region, my hope is that the reward will be paid to any deserving individuals. I look forward to hearing the decision from the investigative agencies and judges in this matter."

The law enforcement agencies that were on the Dorner case in the first place (Corona PD, Irvine PD, LAPD, Riverside PD, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, FBI and U.S. Marshals) are being called in to figure out how to divvy up the reward.

Related:
Dorner Reward Donors Now Don't Want to Give Their Money
Camp Ranger Carjacked By Dorner Files Lawsuit To Receive Entire $1.2 Million Reward