Los Angeles: County, City and Private donors announce procedures for dispersal of Dorner reward money.
The City of Irvine, City of Los Angeles, County of Riverside, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, First Watch Corporation, Los Angeles Dodgers, University of Southern California, and other anonymous donors are moving forward to determine who should receive the reward for information that led to the identification and apprehension of Christopher Dorner. The filing period for claims of the reward will begin Friday, April 5, 2013, and end on Friday, April 19, 2013. Persons seeking to apply for the reward may obtain a claim form and the procedures document on the LAPD website: www.LAPDonline.org
While it is generally the intent of the reward donors to create a universal process that is adopted by all private donors and jurisdictions who offered reward money, it must also be recognized individual Cities and Counties who offered reward money may have their own established reward process that are based on their local ordinances, precedents, or advice of counsel. As a result, claimaints need to be aware that they may need to follow the rules, requirements, or procedures for each individual jurisdiction that offered a reward. The jurisdictions that require a written claim for the reward are the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, and County of Riverside.
“I support the collaborative efforts between the various law enforcement agencies, jurisdictions, and private entities to establish clear procedures and a process for determining if any claimants are eligible for the reward offered in the Dorner case,” said Councilman Dennis P. Zine. “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 investigative jurisdictions include: Corona Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Riverside Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshals Service.
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