He said the people of Southern California have always known peace and tranquility and they will not permit the same to be robbed from them by allowing a murder to remain at large. Charlie Beck, the Police Chief said the reward is the highest they have seen in a long time and it was raised with the help of private donors, community and business groups. He says that he hopes the reward will bear the results and leads they are looking for.
According to the Police Department, the 6 foot, 270 pound ex-Navy officer was fired for filing false excessive force complaint against the training officer he was under. Beck said that if he decided to surrender, no harm would befall him and security has been beefed up as the search continued. He has been warned about doing anything drastic that might make his sentence worse like killing the family member of a police officer or another police officer.