As the search for Christopher Dorner continues into its fourth day at Big Bear, law enforcement authorities have decided to offer the public a reward leading to his arrest and conviction.
Details of the plan were to be revealed at a 1 p.m. news conference, to be held at Los Angeles police headquarters, 100 W. First St.
The conference will be held by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, FBI assistant Director in Charge Bill Lewis and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.
Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz, Irvine police Chief David Maggard and U.S. Marshal David Singer were also expected to attend.
Resources have been scaled back in the Big Bear search, with one helicopter crew providing aerial support and 25 peace officers on the ground, reduced from 50 on Saturday, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's information officer Cynthia Bachman.
"As the number of cabins, rentals and unoccupied/vacation homes diminishes, the amount of personnel and resources needed has been scaled back accordingly," Bachman wrote in a news release.
No new evidence has been found at Big Bear but authorities seem loathe to abandon the search there.
In the meantime, federal agents have joined the search for Dorner and according to published reports, the Transportation Security Administration has issued an advisory for airport operators and managers to keep an eye out for Dorner.
The advisory is attached to this article.
Beck's decision to review the firing of Christopher Jordan Dorner, the rogue ex-LAPD cop now accused of killing a Riverside police officer and a former LAPD captain's daughter and her fiancé, marks a change in tone from the chief since Thursday.
Beck was asked during a news conference Feb. 7 about Dorner's manifesto and the accused cop-killer's allegations of racism in the LAPD, after Dorner allegedly shot police officers in Corona and Riverside.
"You're talking about a homicide suspect who has committed atrocious crimes," Beck told reporters. "If you want to give any attribution to his ramblings on the Internet, go right ahead. But I do not."
When Beck was asked about Dorner's stated desire to clear his name, Beck replied "It's not going to happen."
-- Patch Editor Guy McCarthy contributed to this article.