GM Offers Award for Information Following Hate Crime

Feb. 12, 2019
General Motors is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about racist graffiti and nooses found at a plant in Toledo, Ohio.

Feb. 12, 2019—General Motors is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information on racist graffiti and nooses found at an Ohio plant nearly two years ago, reported the Detroit Free Press.

The reward was put up in January by GM and it follows a report that nine black workers are suing GM, alleging that the company has allowed racial discrimination and failed to take prompt corrective action after the acts of racism were reported. This took place at the GM Powertrain & Fabrications plant in Toledo, Ohio.

The lawsuit was filed in September and the racial incidents started in the spring of 2017.

"We have zero tolerance for discrimination, and we’re doing everything we can to identify the culprit. This is another step we’ve taken, working with police to intensify the investigation," GM said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press. "We’re outraged that anyone would face threats, and our hearts go out to anyone affected by this bigotry."

GM said its reward is offered through a CrimeStoppers program administered by Toledo police and the FBI.

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