U.S. NEWS: LOS ANGELES, CA
Cover Photo Courtesy: The Los Angeles Times
Inspector General Max Huntsmen said (in a written letter) his office has compiled a partial list of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies who are alleged members of what the Inspector General called, “gang-like” groups. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reported that the “partial” list names at least 40 current Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies.
The letter says 11 of the Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly belong to the belong to the “Banditos.” That group allegedly works out of the East L.A. Sheriff’s Station. 30 of the Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly belong to the “Executioners.” That group works out of the Compton Sheriff’s Station.
The groups have reportedly existed in the Sheriff’s Departments for decades. The groups have been accused of glorifying aggressive policing tactics. Members of the groups reportedly get matching tattoos. They also go by names such as “Grim Reaper” and “Jump Out Boys.” The investigation is reportedly ongoing.