Fault Lines investigates allegations of violence and intimidation by “gangs” of deputies within the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
Los Angeles, in the US state of California, has been plagued by gang violence for decades, and has even been called the “gang capital of America.”
But they are not alone in the streets.
The reports and lawsuits allege that there are “gangs” of deputies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The members have unique tattoos identifying which station they belong to and are accused of using excessive force and glorifying an aggressive form of surveillance.
fault lines investigates the death of 21-year-old Anthony Vargas. His family alleges that the sheriff’s deputies who killed him were possible members of the Banditos, a gang inside the East Los Angeles station.