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L.A. Sheriff's Investigates Deputy Tattoo Clique

May 17, 2012  | 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department suspended seven of its deputies believed to be involved with a jail clique called the "Jump Out Boys" that celebrate aggressive policing.

The clique "celebrates shootings and brands its members with matching tattoos," reports the Los Angeles Times.

Here's a description of the tattoo allegedly worn by members:

It includes an oversize skull with a wide, toothy grimace and glowing red eyes. A bandanna is wrapped around the skull, imprinted with the letters "OSS" — representing Operation Safe Streets, the name of the larger unit that the Gang Enforcement Team is part of. A bony hand clasps a revolver. Investigators suspect that smoke might be tattooed over the gun's barrel after a member is involved in a shooting.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Comments (5)

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Richard Jellicoe @ 5/17/2012 8:43 PM

Over the years the LASD has continued it downward spiral into just a gang of thugs. Too bad, I though Baca had ethics. I guess not...

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 5/18/2012 9:00 AM

You are kidding me! Suspended for a tattoo...Here is a good 'in my day' story. Having a tattoo removed used to be a felony since only heroin addicts had them. Had to get a court order. Then you would not be hired if you had a tattoo. Until Viet-nam when many new hires had various military tats. Want to see some tats that brought Baca to attention? Read Steve Beeler's "Firestone Syndrome". Firestone deputies with their pirate tats. Now you can have arms covered with them. Why? Cause the standards are too low and LA needs to hire bodies.

r.norris @ 5/18/2012 9:36 AM

Apparently they do have standards... otherwise, why else would they have suspended the offenders?

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Stephen Beeler @ 2/5/2015 1:33 PM

My novel, The Firestone Syndrome, was written as a novel but much of it was true. The tats part was true. The problem with LASD is the brass failed their troops. The other failure was many of the brass had secret trash stories about other higher brass on the dept and were invincible to being disiciplined or fired.

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