CONEY ISLAND - Statues of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese were re-dedicated today, nearly two weeks after they were vandalized with racial slurs and symbols.
Police quickly covered up the vandalism after it was discovered on August 8 and had the statues cleaned. They are treating the incident as a hate crime and still searching for suspects in the case.
A reward of $50,000 is being offered for anyone with information leading to the conviction of a suspect.
The Alliance for Coney Island, the Cyclones and the Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted today’s re-dedication ceremony. More events are planned for tonight’s game at MCU Park against the Staten Island Yankees.