Dorner reward loophole: Will L.A. pay?

Christopher Dorner is thought to have died in a fire that started during a battle with police at a Southern California cabin. (Credit: CNN)

Christopher Dorner is thought to have died in a fire that started during a battle with police at a Southern California cabin. (Credit: CNN)

Christopher Dorner is thought to have died in a fire that started during a battle with police at a Southern California cabin. (Credit: CNN)

Christopher Dorner is thought to have died in a fire that started during a battle with police at a Southern California cabin. (Credit: CNN)

DENVER — The city of Los Angeles offered some $1 million for information regarding suspected cop-killer Christopher Dorner. But will the reward actually be paid?

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered the hefty sum for the “capture and conviction” of Dorner. But since the suspect was presumably killed in Tuesday night’s battle with police, a conviction isn’t possible. And therein lies the loophole, according to WDAF in Kansas City.

Various people, including a pair of maids, a ranger and a couple whose car Dorner stole, have been credited with leading police to the suspect.

Officials are still considering how, and if, to distribute the reward. So far, it’s looking unlikely.

“There was no capture and no conviction. It’s kind of a no-brainer,” LAPD Officer Alex Martinez told CBS News.