Police in Los Angeles that allegedly belonged to a clan that celebrated shootings and were identified by wearing matching skull tattoos, will be laid off.
The seven members of the cops' secret clique received written notices that they will be fired after an investigation revealed that they promoted aggressive policing and glorified police shootings, the L.A. Times reported on Feb. 6.
The cops' secret clique called themselves the Jump Out Boys and were identified by authorities after they discovered a pamphlet describing their promotion of violent action and police shootings.
The group of seven officers were assigned to an elite group that patrolled the neighborhoods of Los Angeles where the violent crime rate is high. The group's priority was to remove weapons from the streets.
Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said the investigations didn't uncover any criminal actions of the agents, but he explained that their actions didn't represent the image of the department.
In 2011, the same department fired nearly a dozen officers for having formed a clique with abusive actions of inmates on the third floor of the men's central jail in Los Angeles.