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May 10, 2012
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Source: Tattoo in sheriff's deputy clique may have celebrated shootings

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy reportedly said he belongs to a clique called the 'Jump Out Boys'

The Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The investigation into a secret clique within the Los Angeles County sheriff's elite gang unit has uncovered allegations that members had matching tattoos of a gun-toting skeleton, which deputies would modify to celebrate their involvement in a shooting, according to sources close to the internal probe.

One deputy, who has admitted belonging to a clique called the "Jump Out Boys," has identified about half a dozen other deputies as members, one source confirmed. Those men are expected to be summoned for interviews with internal affairs investigators, the source said.

Suspicion about the group's existence was sparked several weeks ago when a supervisor discovered a pamphlet laying out the group's creed, which promoted aggressive policing and portrayed officer shootings in a positive light.

Full story: Tattoo in sheriff's deputy clique may have celebrated shootings, sources say






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