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Title
Special 1 Motion - TEARDROP RAPIST
Subject
Motion - Since 1999, a sexual predator dubbed the "Teardrop Rapist" has preyed on teenage girls and young women between the ages of 14-27 throughout the City. The suspect has been described as a male Latino, approximately 5'5"-5'9", slight to medium build, with brown hair and eyes with one or two teardrop tattoos under his right or left eye, which he may have attempted to remove. To date, twenty-one sexual assaults have taken place during the early morning hours that have been linked, either through DNA evidence, or modus operandi to this sexual predator suspect. Los Angeles Police Department detectives have conducted an exhaustive investigation and have been unable to identify the suspect and believe that no new information will develop without community assistance. The person responsible for this crime represent an ongoing threat to the safety of the people of Los Angeles; therefore it is appropriate for the City of Los Angeles to offer a reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of this criminal. THEREFORE MOVE that the City Council provide an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these sexual assaults, and in support thereof make the following findings pursuant to Division 19, Chapter 12, Article 1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC): 1. That these sexual assaults were caused by the willful misconduct of another person. 2. That this offer of reward is consistent with and taken for the immediate protection of the public peace, health and safety of local residents, as well as visitors to the City, and is consistent with the need to arrest and convict the person or persons who, because of not being apprehended, could by their actions further terrorize and present a continuing and immediate menace to the rights of persons in the City. 3. That these sexual assaults are an especially disturbing crime and therefore, as a matter of public policy, the City hereby offers a reward as an added inducement for persons to come forward with information leading to the identification and apprehension of the person or persons responsible for these sexual assaults. 4. That the sum of $25,000 shall be the aggregate maximum sum of any payment or payments of a City reward in this instance. 5. That the offer of reward shall be in effect for sixty days from the date of the advertisement of the reward by the City Clerk. FURTHER MOVE that the City Clerk be directed to cause notices and/or advertisements to be duly published according to the requirements of Division 19, Chapter 12, Article 1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, and to thereby cause the offer of reward to become effective.
Date Received / Introduced
07/01/2003
Last Changed Date
10/26/2017
Expiration Date
10/20/2019
Direct to Council
Yes
Council District
9
Mover
BERNARD PARKS
Second
JAN PERRY
Mover/Seconder Comment
Motion (Price - Rodriguez) 10/13/2017
Reward Amount
$75,000.00
Reward Duration
180 days
Reward Publish Date
11/03/2017
Reward Expire Date
05/03/2018
File Activities
Date Activity  
10/26/2017 Council action final. Click to view online docs
10/25/2017 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
10/24/2017 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is November 3, 2017.
10/20/2017 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
10/18/2017 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on October 20, 2017 . Click to view online docs
10/13/2017 Motion referred to Council (tentatively scheduled for October 20, 2017). Click to view online docs
02/08/2017 Council action final. Click to view online docs
02/07/2017 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
02/07/2017 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is February 17, 2017.
02/03/2017 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
01/31/2017 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on February 3, 2017 . Click to view online docs
01/27/2017 Motion referred to Council (tentatively scheduled for February 3, 2017). Click to view online docs
06/15/2016 Council action final. Click to view online docs
06/15/2016 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
06/10/2016 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is June 20, 2016.
06/08/2016 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
06/07/2016 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on June 8, 2016 . Click to view online docs
06/01/2016 Motion referred to Council (tentatively scheduled for June 8, 2016). Click to view online docs
08/12/2015 Council action final. Click to view online docs
08/11/2015 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
08/11/2015 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is August 24, 2015.
08/07/2015 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
08/04/2015 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on August 7, 2015 . Click to view online docs
07/31/2015 Motion referred to Council (tentatively scheduled for August 7, 2015).
01/27/2015 Council action final. Click to view online docs
01/27/2015 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
01/21/2015 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
01/16/2015 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on January 21, 2015 . Click to view online docs
01/14/2015 Motion referred to Council (Tentatively scheduled for January 21, 2015). Click to view online docs
01/24/2014 Council action final. Click to view online docs
01/24/2014 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk. Click to view online docs
01/21/2014 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is January 31, 2014.
01/15/2014 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
01/14/2014 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on January 15, 2014 . Click to view online docs
01/08/2014 Motion referred to Council (Tentatively scheduled for January 15, 2014). Click to view online docs
06/14/2013 Council action final. Click to view online docs
06/12/2013 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
06/07/2013 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is June 17, 2013.
06/05/2013 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
05/31/2013 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on June 5, 2013 . Click to view online docs
05/29/2013 Motion referred to Council (Tentatively scheduled for June 5, 2013). Click to view online docs
11/30/2012 Council action final. Click to view online docs
11/26/2012 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is December 6, 2012.
11/20/2012 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Click to view online docs
11/19/2012 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on November 20, 2012 . Click to view online docs
11/16/2012 Motion referred to Council . Click to view online docs
04/27/2012 Council action final. Click to view online docs
04/27/2012 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.
04/26/2012 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is May 7, 2012.
04/25/2012 Motion introduced in Council.
File History
7-1-03 - This day's Council session
7-1-03 - File to Calendar Clerk for placement on next available Council agenda
7-8-03 - Motion ADOPTED
7-10-03 - File to Mayor
7-21-03 - Mayor's message concurred in action of July 8, 2003
7-22-03 - File to Calendar Clerk
7-30-03 - File to Public Safety Committee Clerk OK
Motion 10/13/2017
Motion 10/13/2017
Motion 10/13/2017
Motion 01/27/2017
Motion 01/27/2017
Motion 01/27/2017
Motion 06/16/2016
Motion 06/16/2016
Motion 06/16/2016
Council Action 08/12/2015
Mayor Concurrence 08/11/2015
Motion 07/31/2015
Motion 07/31/2015
Motion 07/31/2015
Motion (e) 01/14/2015
Motion (e) 01/14/2015
Motion (e) 01/14/2015
Motion 01/08/2014
Motion 01/08/2014
Motion 01/08/2014
Motion 05/29/2013
Motion 05/29/2013
Motion 05/29/2013
Motion 11/16/2012
Motion 11/16/2012
Motion 11/16/2012

Online Documents (Doc)

Title Doc Date
Proofs of publication 12/08/2017
Mayor Concurrence/Council Action 10/25/2017
Speaker Card(s) 10/20/2017
Motion 10/13/2017
Proofs of publication 03/07/2017
Mayor Concurrence/Council Action 02/07/2017
Speaker Card(s) 02/03/2017
Motion 01/27/2017
Proof of publication 07/06/2016
Motion 06/16/2016
Mayor Concurrence/Council Action 06/10/2016
Speaker Card(s) 06/08/2016
Proof of Publication (e) 09/28/2015
Council Action 08/12/2015
Mayor Concurrence 08/11/2015
Speaker Card(s) 08/07/2015
Motion 07/31/2015
Proof of Publication 03/26/2015
Council Action With Mayor Concurrence 01/27/2015
Speaker Card(s) 01/21/2015
Motion (e) 01/14/2015
Reward proofs 04/28/2014
Council Action with Mayor Concurrence 01/15/2014
Speaker Card(s) 01/15/2014
Motion 01/08/2014
Reward Proofs 07/18/2013
Council Action with Mayor Concurrence 06/05/2013
Motion 05/29/2013
Reward Proofs 03/15/2013
Council Action with Mayor Concurrence 11/20/2012
Motion 11/16/2012
Reward Proofs 08/06/2012
Council Action with Mayor Concurrence 04/25/2012
Special Motion 1 04/25/2012
Complete Council File 01/01/2003

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Meeting Date: 10/20/2017
Meeting Type: Regular
Vote Action: Adopted
Vote Given: (10 - 0 - 5)
Member Name CD Vote
BOB BLUMENFIELD 3 YES
MIKE BONIN 11 YES
JOE BUSCAINO 15 ABSENT
GILBERT A. CEDILLO 1 YES
MITCHELL ENGLANDER 12 YES
MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON 8 ABSENT
JOSE HUIZAR 14 ABSENT
PAUL KORETZ 5 YES
PAUL KREKORIAN 2 ABSENT
NURY MARTINEZ 6 YES
MITCH O'FARRELL 13 YES
CURREN D. PRICE 9 ABSENT
MONICA RODRIGUEZ 7 YES
DAVID RYU 4 YES
HERB WESSON 10 YES