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L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Gang Under Investigation
Seven deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff's gang unit were put on paid leave today because they are suspected of forming an internal gang of their own that celebrates shootings and wears matching skull tattoos.
The gang of deputies, who called themselves the "Jump Out Boys," were discovered a few weeks ago when one of them forgot to put away a pamphlet describing their creed and a supervisor found it, according to the Los Angeles Times. Oops.
The captain of the division asked for the members of the deputy gang to step forward. One of them confessed and dropped names for the other six. A spokesperson for the department, Steve Whitmore, confirmed that the men were placed on leave, reports City News Service, but would not comment further on details.
Now an investigation is underway to determine what sorts of misconduct were carried out by the clique and if they violated department policies.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.