LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Friday for information leading to the identification and conviction of those responsible for setting three wooden crosses on fire on the front lawn of a Sylmar church.
The council approved this motion in a 13-0 vote. The motion was introduced following the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the crime that occurred on July 6.
According to authorities, the crosses appeared to have been doused in lighter fluid before being set on fire.
No injuries were reported.
"We have no issues," Howard said earlier in the year. "I think it's someone at a bad moment in time made a bad decision. I hope that's what it is. It's a shame that people still want to do things like this."
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The church does have video security, but Howard said the footage was not helpful in identifying any suspects.
Authorities ask that anyone with information on this incident call Det. Allen at 213-486-6270. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or lacrimestoppers.org.
Los Angeles police previously stated LAFD arson investigators "confirmed an accelerant was used to commit the arson. Extensive investigative efforts were conducted at the scene following this incident and the investigation is ongoing. At this point, there is no indication that this arson hate crime is related to any arson or hate crime series."