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Riverside, California, Refuses to Pay $100K Reward to Christopher Dorner Tipsters (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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The city of Riverside, California, is pulling its $100,000 of the total $1 million reward offered by the city of Los Angeles during the manhunt for rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner (video below).

Dorner died in an apparent suicide during a standoff with police in Big Bear last month.

Now, the Riverside City Council claims that the reward money was only for information leading to Dorner’s arrest and conviction, not death, so the city withdrew its reward, Riverside city spokeswoman Cindie Perry told NBC Los Angeles.

However, the city of Riverside did not refuse the help of the LAPD when the manhunt for Dorner was going on. Nor did Riverside turn down the help of the LAPD when Dorner engaged law enforcement in a violent shoot out in Big Bear.

The city's refusal to pay its part of the reward comes one day after a peace officers’ union pulled its reward money as well.

During the manhunt, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa coordinated a $1 million reward from more than 30 agencies and corporations, including Riverside, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Both the couple and carjacking victim called the police and gave them information to Dorner's whereabouts and are demanding to receive their fair share of the reward.

Sources: NBC Los Angeles and CBS Los Angeles

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