The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the City Council will offer rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who threw a burning cross at the home of an interracial couple.
The Board of Supervisors posted a $5,000 reward Tuesday and ordered the county Human Relations Commission to look into the incident.
The City Council is expected to approve its reward today, said Greg Nelson, a spokesman for Councilman Joel Wachs. The amount had not been determined Tuesday.
A 6-foot burning cross was tossed from a car Thursday night onto the driveway of Steven and Tracy Russell's home, and a passenger shouted a racial epithet, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.