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Christopher Dorner Update: Donor groups reconsider $1.2M reward fund in case of slain ex LAPD cop

This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles officer. AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department

Christopher Dorner
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(CBS/KCBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Several groups who put up reward money for the "capture and conviction" of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died in a shootout and fire, are now reportedly reconsidering their donations.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the Peace Officers Research Association placed its pledge on hold pending additional information and the union's president, Ron Cottingham, claims as many as 25 other groups are also now reassessing their offer.

During the manhunt for Dorner, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa coordinated a $1 million reward from more than 30 agencies or corporations, including the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Los Angeles Dodgers, AEG and the University of Southern California. The Los Angeles City Council and Board of Supervisors also each put up a separate $100,000 reward with its own protocol and requirements.

Several parties have claimed they provided the key tip that ultimately led authorities to Dorner, including a couple who was held hostage in their cabin and a man whose truck was carjacked by the fugitive.

Officials are waiting on a handful of law enforcement agencies to determine who was responsible for Dorner's capture, said Vicky Curry, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office.

Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese, who is heading up the effort to identify those who helped lead authorities to Dorner, said law enforcement officers from all the agencies involved in the hunt will get together to read reports, listen to tapes and come to a consensus.

Details of the main $1-milllion reward offer were never written down and so it's not specified as to whether Dorner must be "convicted," as officials said when it was announced, Curry said.

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