LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several cities and counties, as well as a host of anonymous donors, announced plans Friday to determine who, if anyone, should receive the roughly $1 million reward offered during the hunt for rogue ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a department statement that potential recipients must apply to be considered for the reward offered by the city of Irvine, city of LA, County of Riverside, LA Dodgers, USC, among others.
Claims will be accepted through April 19. The filing period began Friday.
A panel of three judges is expected to review the applications to decide if anyone will get the money.
“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,” Zine said.
A total of 31 entities – cities, law enforcement agencies, police unions and individuals – were involved in putting together the unprecedented reward. The statement cautioned that individual cities and counties may have other procedures in place that claimants should be aware of.
Some former donors, including the city of Riverside, have pulled their money because Dorner killed himself after a shootout with officers in February.
Those seeking to apply for the reward may do so by obtaining a claim form on the LAPD website.