LOS ANGELES — A state appellate court has upheld a judge’s dismissal of claims against Los Angeles and other cities by a camp ranger who felt he deserved reward money for helping locate fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.

City News Service reports the 2nd District Court of Appeal found Monday that the judge was right to decide that Richard Heltebrake’s claims were without merit. Heltebrake said he alerted authorities when he was carjacked by the ex-Los Angeles police officer.

Authorities say Dorner killed four people and engaged in a standoff with police before killing himself in a burning cabin in the San Bernardino mountains five years ago.

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