The rewards of turning in an Echo Park tagger

The City Council’s Public Safety Committee has approved a $1,000 reward to the person who reported a tagger at work on Oct. 15 at Scott Avenue near Mohawk Street, where large retaining walls are frequently covered with tagging and gang graffiti.  The City Council file reads:

The applicant, who lives in the City of Los Angeles, alerted the authorities after observing the subject’s action. This resulted in the subject being convicted.

It’s never a good idea to confront a tagger. But those who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction for tagging or illegal dumping can apply to receive a reward from the city within 60 days of the incident.   The City Council has to approve the reward.

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