Assemblymember Bill Monning sent a letter on behalf of the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) to Jim Humes, Executive Secretary of Administration, Legal Affairs, and Policy in the Governor’s office. In the letter the Assemblymember asked Mr. Humes and the Governor’s office for support of SCPD’s request for $50,000 from the Governor's Reward Fund to help with information about the homicide of Carl Reimer. Knowing that gang-motivated crimes generally reduce the number of witnesses willing to come forward and provide information, the Assemblymember wrote the Governor’s office to stress that funding from the Governor’s Reward Program is essential in obtaining information critical to solving cases of this nature, and that offering a larger reward sum encourages potential witnesses to come forward and assist SCPD in solving the case of the death of Mr. Reimer. We appreciate Assemblymember Monning’s support and hope it is helpful in our receiving this reward opportunity. SCPD looks forward to bringing this case to a close, and believe that this reward is an essential element.