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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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Chair Mitchell’s Statement on Reward Motion for Tioni Theus

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell to establish a reward offer in the amount of $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of persons responsible for the death of 16-year-old Tioni Theus. Chair Mitchell provided the following statement:

 

“I want to extend my deepest condolences to Tioni Theus’s family and all that mourn this unimaginable loss. It is my hope that this motion helps bring forth answers and justice for Tioni’s loved ones and the South LA community that shares the pain of this tragedy. Tioni Theus was loved. She was a promising student and like many 16 year olds, she enjoyed dancing and hanging out with her friends. Tioni and her family, were robbed of her right to grow up and live a full life.”

 

“I am asking members of the public that have any information that can help investigators to please step forward and contact the anonymous tip line at 888-412-7463. Cases involving Black victims are four times more likely to go unsolved. It is imperative that we do not allow implicit bias or adultification influence the media’s coverage and public outrage over the murders of Black girls.”

 

To read the full motion click here.

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