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County Supervisors to Consider Adding to Reward for Alleged Cop Killer

The board will consider adding a $100,000 reward.

Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Benoit will convene a special meeting Wednesday for the board to consider adding $100,000 to the reward for information leading to the capture of triple murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner.

"I want to make this money available as part of the overall reward," Benoit told City News Service. "I expect my colleagues will agree."

On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a $1 million bounty for information that leads to Dorner's apprehension and conviction.

The ex-LAPD officer is suspected of killing an Irvine couple and later a Riverside police officer, whose partner was also seriously wounded in the same ambush. Officer Michael Crain, 34, is scheduled to be laid to rest Wednesday.

Benoit, a retired California Highway Patrol officer, said he could not grasp Dorner's motives.

"I try not to spend a lot of time coming up with sane reasons for insane behavior," the chairman told CNS. "This guy's obviously gone over the edge and down the cliff. I think that if there was some concern about his stability and that's why the LAPD decided to let him go, it certainly proven to be accurate."

Benoit said for the sake of public safety, he was "kind of hopeful" Dorner had ended his own life and was "under a tree someplace."

"But that would leave everybody on edge for a couple of months (until his remains are found). It's better to avoid that," the supervisor said. "That's part of the rationale for the reward. It's in everybody's best interest that he's found soon."

According to Benoit, the $100,000 would likely come out of the county's general fund—if the reward has to be paid at all.

The supervisor and other board members will be representing the county at Crain's funeral.

-City News Service

Would the $100,000 make a difference? Tell us in the comments.

The Teller of Truth February 11, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Like I said in another thread, it really doesn't matter if anyone offers up a billion dollars for this guys "conviction". The key word here being convicted. This guy will never see the inside of a court house when they find him. Mark my words. "If the reward has to be paid as all." 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 trail. There will be no secrets spilled. Just wait and see.
Make Sense February 12, 2013 at 03:45 AM
Paid for by the county general fund? How about asking the citizens for permission first? Or even better, take it out of the police pension fund! We average every day citizens aren't at risk because of Dorner. We are however at risk with the police running wild & frantic looking for a loose end or newspaper delivery people. It's the police that punished him for standing up for those who couldn't do it for themselves. He broke the rule that said you always have to back another cop, no matter what. It's cops against everyone else. That's not the person Dorner was when he was wearing his military uniform. You can see that in his eyes. He protected someone weaker than himself and got turned on by the people that are supposed to do the same thing. If only the police reacted the same way when average every day citizens were in danger. As a tax payer I say, offer the $100k out of your pension fund, not our general fund. We shouldn't be expected to protect you when one of your own turns the tables on you.
Balance February 12, 2013 at 05:24 AM
$1Million is sufficient to entice someone to turn this guy in. Another $100,000 isn't going to tip the scale. Riverside residents - - - there is no justification in adding to the existing reward.
Constant Comment February 12, 2013 at 07:36 AM
There is no reason to offer any kind of reward what so ever. The cops will shoot this guy thus voiding this ridiculous reward. Or in the alternative they'll shoot him with a dirty gun & say that he did it to himself. Since this reward is for the 'conviction' of this guy, don't expect that it will ever get that far. The police have too many secrets that they don't want to go public.

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