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Cops’ Secret Clique: ‘Jump Out Boys’ Could Be Fired For ‘Unruly Behavior’

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Los Angeles, CA – Several members of the cops’ secret clique known as the “Jump Out Boys” could be fired for participating in the club.

Sporting matching tattoos, several officers linked to the secret law enforcement club reportedly gathered together to celebrate shootings and aggressive tactics. According to the Los Angeles Times, all of the deputies involved could lose their jobs as a result.

Seven members of the cops’ secret clique recently received written notices that they could be terminated for their involvement with the “Jump Out Boys.” An investigation was launched after officials discovered a pamphlet which described the group’s violent agenda. The members are currently suspended with pay.

The Examiner explained these officers were assigned to an squadron that patrolled the streets in areas of Los Angeles teeming with crime. Although the group hasn’t done anything illegal, officials said their behavior reflects negatively on the department.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore told Reuters:

“There are cliques that go to football games, that play cards, that go out on an evening — that’s all fine. I am talking about groups that fight, that exhibit unruly behavior, or say certain things that fly in the face of our core values.”

One of the group’s members explained that matching tattoos were often common among law enforcement officers. The individual also said the group promoted proactive policing as opposed to violent tactics.

An excerpt from one of the pamphlets reportedly reads:

“We are alpha dogs who think and act like the wolf, but never become the wolf. We are not afraid to get our hands dirty without any disgrace, dishonor, or hesitation.”

Although the department isn’t necessarily against cops forming cliques, Whitmore did say that officials were attempting to crack down on groups that promoted sinister or aggressive behavior.

Do you think the department should fire the deputies who are members of the cops’ secret clique?

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53 Responses to “Cops’ Secret Clique: ‘Jump Out Boys’ Could Be Fired For ‘Unruly Behavior’”

  1. Katherine Mueller

    Yes. they need to clean house in the LAPD. Sadly the corruption goes well beyond the average cop….it extends well up in high ranks.

  2. Eddie Cara Rice White

    *Kathrine Mueller, you are correct in your posting of the corruption in the LAPD. It is a wonder if the current trouble with the "outlaw cop could have been averted if someone would have listened? Now they have a Cop-killer on the lose with a vendetta, and no feelings towards his targets. As he sees them as all having ruined his life by lying during investigations. Now I am not condoning his actions at all, and he should have taken the information he had to a Real News agency, the investigation into that would have taken its toll and he would have gotten his reputation and his valuable name back. I feel for him, as he has stated that he has never been a christian,. Maybe if he had been shown love, he could have worked thru his immense hatred and justified anger towards those that did him so wrong in the first place.

  3. Eddie Cara Rice White

    Miguel, I would not say trust no cops, but rather verify their intentions with a highly suspicious view towards caution. We are very Fortunate in my small town and in the surrounding communities. as we have a very good county and state police force. I know that there are some who act like those this article speaks of. But they are a very small minority. Most police officers would give their lives to protect a complete stranger. An a lot of have just that. It is truly sad to hear of the LAPD's corruption and recent racist trouble. I think the state needs to come in and do some high level investigations..

  4. Anonymous

    so leos that are doing their job properly but who are "enjoying" themselves.
    are in trouble.

    let me guess.

    b/c any arrests made by them will be seen as.

    a) racist)

    b) homophobic)

    c) pandering

    d) who the f knows anymore the government is out of control if good people are being fired.

  5. Elizabeth Dunleavy Bauman

    I don't in anyway agree with the ex-cop that is killing officers and their family members. Clearly this guy was backed against a wall. This guy was in the service and seems to have a nice life as a cop. That got rid of him because he reported a female officer kicked a man in the face. I have not heard anything good about the LAPD. Don't cross the thin blue, lie, lie, lie and abuse people and treat them like garage. If you cross that line your done. Sounds like he couldn't take anymore. This guy doesn't even care about his own life. He lost everything he had for doing the right thing.

  6. Rick Porter

    No different than gangbangers to me. Only these little boys have badges. Put them behind a desk for awhile. Or better yet. Fire them.

  7. Daniel Thomas

    The deputies that belong to a 'click' should not be fired if they are not involved in illegal activities.

  8. Kris Webber

    Don't the Hells Angels , othe "motorcycle clubs", the Bloods, Crypts, MS-13 say and do the same things as these "officers"? Matching tattoos, a creed, "Just a bunch of friends hanging out".. would that be considered a "gang Mentallity?

  9. Elizabeth Dunleavy Bauman

    The LAPD..pushed this man to do this. He was in the service and seem to have a nice life. I don't agree him. the ex-cop reported a female officer for kicking a man in the face. The female officer he reported also hacked into his bank accounts. The ex-cop did the right thing and lost his job for doing so. Cops will lie, cheat and treat people like scum, in front of one other. Clearly this ex-cop crossed the thin blue line and they let him know it.

  10. Elizabeth Dunleavy Bauman

    The LAPD..pushed this man to do this. He was in the service and seem to have a nice life. I don't agree him. the ex-cop reported a female officer for kicking a man in the face. The female officer he reported also hacked into his bank accounts. The ex-cop did the right thing and lost his job for doing so. Cops will lie, cheat and treat people like scum, in front of one other. Clearly this ex-cop crossed the thin blue line and they let him know it.

  11. William Polk

    IN THISDAY AND AGE OF PERPETUAL VIOLENCE, WE HAVE A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN BEARRING THE SOULS AND SAFETY EACH DAY THEY SERVE ON THE STREETS, A MAN WHO WEARS THE BADGE AND THE GUN , AND SWORE THE OATH IS A PERSON WHO AGES TOO FAST FOR HIS YEARS. SO ALL OF A SUDDEN SOME PENCIL PUSHER WHO IS SITTING ON HIS ASS, IN SAFETY OF HIS OFFICE AND WITH OUT THE GUTS TO THINK FOR HIMSELF MAKES HIS DESCISION THAT THESE ARE BAD POLICE OFFICERS, AND THEY SHOULD BE FIRED. TOO BAD THIS NAMBY PAMBY ATTITUDE EXISTS IN A DEPARTMENT THAT IS UNDER THE GUN 24-7. LET THEM SHARE THEIR FRUSTRATIONS AMONGS THEM SELVES, THEY EARN WHAT EVER COMES THEIR WAY. CIAO

  12. Anonymous

    Get rid of these Dirtbag Thugs.. What ever happened to "Officer Friendly" who used to come to our schools when we were kids?

  13. David Bautista

    A bunch of fags with matching tatoos who were picked on in high school by guys like me! they grow up and work to get that badge so they can make up for all the times they were pushed around in high school!

  14. Cirric Fylenco

    No crime has been committed? According to Chris Dorner, LAPD thinks its above the law, and "no crime has been committed" is just a figure of speech.

  15. Steven Calhoun

    I think that Dorner has lit a fire up the rear of all LAPD departments. Sheriffs, Special Tactics, SWAT and other agencies. He was a whistle-blower and lost everything. He is sacrificing his life to clean all of those departments. I think that when those civilian who where shot yesterday driving a vehicle that looked like Dorner was how LAPD reacts to any situation-shot first, ask questions later. Well, they have alot of explaining to do and that will probably be swept under rug. That ws an unjustified shooting and there's no reason for it. ALL ROGUE DEPT. MUST BE ERADICATED FOR THE SAFETY OF CIVILIAN. If you don't like your job, quit. The world is going mad and the police are behind alot of this madness. Things like what happened to Trayvon Martin is turning the society around when people like Zimmerman walks the streets free and still asking for money to support his murder. It's all madness. I have seen heated discussions online and society's getting tired of it all. We should resort back to the old west and have a sheriff and a few deputies and everyone fend for yourself with side arms. It was safer back then. just my opinion. And I don't care who doesn't like I have posted.

  16. Margaret C Gayton

    The media would never report this they dont even report the "real" news and you think they are going to stop presses for some nobody. He did die a long time ago as if you lost everything in your life you would too.

  17. Margaret C Gayton

    Dorner is not going around shooting at anyone who resembles his target he knows exactly who and where his targets are. The LAPD is more dangerous than him.

  18. Anonymous

    The term ''jump out boys" means a group of cops who just drive around looking for some they"think is dirty"pull up next to them,do iilegal searches and sometimes even plant drugs,guns on unsuspecting victims ,to forcefully make some snitch on some or give them info on other people,in my neck of the woods we have "jump out boys"so trust me i know…

  19. Anonymous

    in philippines they call it salvage,, going to salvage that guy,, they left the last criminals ears and hands on a phone booth. in Davao two guys will pull up on a scooter,, bang, bang,,, from.45…. they even say what the crime was,, take that you dirty home invader…..they never get caught because no one is looking for them,, they will get jobs,, come on up to north dakota,, but leave your BMW home,, cause the only BMW that matters here is the Big Mandaree Woman,, BMW;s.

  20. Anonymous

    good job jumpers,, nothing like busting some heads and taking names to clean up the hood.

  21. Jeff Labadie

    This article is useless without describing exactly what behavior the department has a problem with. What's on that violent agenda? What sinister and aggressive behavior?

  22. Shawna Marie

    In the military, fraternization is "illegal". You can get kicked out for it. Not that LAPD or any other police force out there is militant, but the same rules should apply. I pay their salaries. I want to know I can TRUST them; celebrating "aggressive tactics" causes fear within the public they protect! That kind of stuff breaks down trust of those outside of the fraternity, which causes in-fighting, and they aren't doing their jobs! I don't get upset when cops and their families all take trips to Six Flags together–of COURSE you will be close to those who you work with every single day, and who protect your lives when you are in danger, but encouraging aggression on the public between "brothers" only makes the violence and fear worse.

  23. Shawna Marie

    In the military, fraternization is "illegal". You can get kicked out for it. Not that LAPD or any other police force out there is militant, but the same rules should apply. I pay their salaries. I want to know I can TRUST them; celebrating "aggressive tactics" causes fear within the public they protect! That kind of stuff breaks down trust of those outside of the fraternity, which causes in-fighting, and they aren't doing their jobs! I don't get upset when cops and their families all take trips to Six Flags together–of COURSE you will be close to those who you work with every single day, and who protect your lives when you are in danger, but encouraging aggression on the public between "brothers" only makes the violence and fear worse.

  24. Anonymous

    I DON'T think firing the officers is a good idea, as that may make them extremely angry and act against what they once protected whatever action that may be. Especially since the group did nothing illegal, but temporary punishment is definitely mandatory for breaking whatever police codes the group broke. And retraining and demotions may be in line ONLY IF needed. Maybe somehow being able to give individual officers different positions that always separates them from one another that create absolutely no time for individuals of the group to meet may be a better alternative? No cohesiveness. And use close anonymous supervision. Even though it might create a lot of tension, it may be better than flat out firing them. But then if NOT firing them is the way to go, there's the trust issue that will create a lot of tension within the PD. And the issue of how to monitor suspected individual officers while they're off- duty.

    Maybe try giving the suspected officers and the rest of the department a lot more scheduled community service in which suspected individuals have no chance of contact with each other. And it would attempt to promote bonding with other officers in the department.

    As far as the public is concerned, maybe the public trusts the LAPD and maybe they don't. So really it doesn't matter what the public thinks about how internal PD issues are resolved. Or maybe it will sway some of the distrusting public to trust the LAPD again knowing that the PD is acknowledging that there is an issue and that something real is being done to try and resolve the issue. Good luck to those involved, honestly. Tough situation, and I wouldn't be able to make any of those decisions. Best of luck! These are just thoughts. I know nothing of the police department work. Don't judge me too harshly. Haha

  25. Anonymous

    It really sounds like more information is needed. There were allegations mentioned that this group may promote some negative behavior but nothing definite or proven. I think the actions taken so far are the best actions that can be used, until undeniable evidence is given that the group promotes illegal or unethical behavior the cops shouldn't be punished for simply belonging to a group. They are simply suspended with pay until everything is determined.

  26. Tonya OBarr

    No I don't. I think they should be fired if they did a specific thing illegal. Almost all cops form a group of friend, coworkers, brothers whatever you want to call them. They watch each other backs and watch after each other families. Just like the military. Lots of cops have matching tattoos, coffee cups, stickers on their cars etc.

  27. Charlena Stroud

    William Polk, did you seriously just type that garbage….I sincerely appreciate GOOD, upstanding officers, who risk their lives by just putting on the uniform sometimes; however, just like when I was in the Army, there are certain general expectations and responsibilities that come along with the job! Violence should be a last resort and not celebrated. If not, there is nothing to separate them from the thugs (white, black, blue or green) that they claim to be protecting the public from!

  28. Charlena Stroud

    William Polk, did you seriously just type that garbage….I sincerely appreciate GOOD, upstanding officers, who risk their lives by just putting on the uniform sometimes; however, just like when I was in the Army, there are certain general expectations and responsibilities that come along with the job!!! Violence should be a last resort and not celebrated. If not, there is nothing to separate them from the thugs (white, black, blue or green) that they claim to be protecting the public from!!!!

  29. Anonymous

    Unfortunately, they don't share it with themselves, they bring it into the street and bring everyone they deal with into it. I've been a law abiding citizen my whole life, except for moving violations, and when I'm pulled over I show respect and speak to them as I would speak to anyone, and have never dealt with a cop that didn't have a douchebag attitude. This goes for Detroit, Atlanta, and various California cities.

  30. Anonymous

    And how about turning off your caps lock, it doesn't make the words easier to read.

  31. James Storey

    Fraternization deals with enlisted/officer relationships and has ZERO bearing on this.

  32. Anonymous

    Jeff Blum, Actually, that's pretty sound logic, I hereby retract my statement.

  33. Anonymous

    "Senior IT Manager at SILICON VALLEY" ….BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA…AHAHHAH, that sounds real hardcore, prolly got a pocket protector too, cornball

  34. Sue Johnson

    Since when can you only be fired for doing something illegal? Law Enforcement Officers can easily be fired for violating codes of conduct, participating in Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer.

  35. Christopher Dunn

    Why is it called a 'clique' of police officers, but a gang otherwise? These cops where gang members. Tell it like it is or DON"T call yourself a journalist.

  36. Phil Trudeau

    There's several parts of this article that paint different pictures. If these Officers are 'celebrating shootings and agressive tactics' then there should be some intervention because that doesn't sound right. However it goes on to say that these Officers haven't done anything illegal and patrol a crime infested area of LA. Their own phrase says to act like the wolf without becoming the wolf, and to get their hands dirty without dishonor or disgrace. That entire phrase basically says that they'll prey on those who prey on the innocent and they'll do so within the laws and rights of others.

    I think "aggressive" is being misunderstood here. Aggressive tactics and getting hands dirty doesn't mean that they're beating people and violating rights. It means they're stopping and arresting drug dealers and gangbangers. A more dangerous aspect of policing than writting traffic tickets. It also takes more work, paperwork and commitment.

    Case in point: Cop stops car for running light, gets drivers license and writes him a ticket. Driver released and Cop continues on looking for another traffic ticket. Fifteen minutes later the same car and driver are stopped by a different 'aggresive' officer for rolling a Stop sign across town from the first stop. This officers gets drivers ID and asks some general questions. In the course of the questioning another offense is discovered leading to a probable cause search which discovers illegal drugs and weapon. Both these Officers did their jobs, but who provided a better service to the community? Lasy year Cop 1 made nearly 3X the traffic Stops as Cop 2, but Cop 2 had 4X as many arrests as Cop 1. Many involving drugs and weapons due to his 'aggressive' tactics. What kind of police do you want? I know my answer and that's why I gave him an accommodation for his efforts.

    I have no doubts that LAPD has its problems and I'd agree that a club with matching tattoos is a but childish, but not grounds for termination.