Irvine is Lone City Left in Camp Ranger's Suit Seeking Cut of Chris Dorner Reward Money

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Irvine is the last city government on the hook for a lawsuit filed by a camp ranger against several agencies he claimed illegally barred him from collecting reward money after he was carjacked by Christopher Dorner.

That's because a judge on Monday dropped the cities of Los Angeles and Riverside from the suit. But a hearing scheduled for March 10 could find Irvine dismissed from the complaint as well.

Christopher Dorner Reward Seeker Told to Make Better Case That Irvine Owes Him $100k

Plaintiff Richard Heltebrake claims he deserves a cut of the reward money because his 9-1-1 call helped alert authorities as to Dorner's whereabouts in the San Bernardino Mountains. Others, including lawyers for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, have stated that state Department of Fish and Wildlife officers reported spotting the former La Palma resident and LAPD washout before Heltebrake made that call.

Riverside and Los Angeles counties were dismissed before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White got around to dropping Los Angeles and Riverside cities on Monday. She also awarded $15,050 in attorneys' fees to the city of Los Angeles.

Three retired judges appointed to make to make a final determination of who deserved the reward money announced in May that four people would receive shares. Heltebrake was not one of them. A couple bound and gagged by Dorner in their Big Bear cabin were to receive 80 percent of the money, a ski resort employee who spotted Dorner's burning truck was awarded 15 percent and a tow truck driver got 5 percent.

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Jeff Rey
Jeff Rey

the ranger is wrong because it's considered his duty to have reported/dialed 911 ergo while one duty he doesnt get any special rewards and further, id fire him for even thinking about asking for reward let alone demanding it!

Gerardo Robles
Gerardo Robles

Fuck that, he snitched so he should be lucky that DORNER didn't kill him. Fuck the police

Renee Schwartz Works
Renee Schwartz Works

Andrew people don't like it when the truth is spoken. That's when they start calling names. Dorner's crimes are by no mean justified but it's crazy how no one wants to talk about WHY he did it. Disturbing all the way around.

Andrew Cusumano
Andrew Cusumano

Shannon, I don't know you, nor the bug up your ass, but how was I discriminatory? if you're not going to raise any valid points as to why I'm a douchelord, then do us all a favor and quit your juvenile whining/bitching.

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

You raise a valid point but don't be a fucking ableist douchelord while you do it. Thanks.

Andrew Cusumano
Andrew Cusumano

So it's important to fight over who should receive money for the tip that led to a department sanctioned execution, but we place no import on what drove Dorner to commit such acts? One would have to be morally and ethically retarded to disregard the fact that the gripe Dorner had was the LAPD's abuse of authority, and consequent cover ups, and he was killed by LAPD's abuse of authority, and his death was covered up; SEEMS LEGIT.

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