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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:46 PM

Sheriffs texts photos of people they've beaten and bloodied for fun and giggles "Hahaha"

Sheriff's officials probe exchange of photos of bloodied faces

A sergeant sent a photo of the bloodied face of an L.A. County Jail visitor after receiving a similar image of the face of the man's brother from an anti-gang deputy


After a violent confrontation with a teenage suspect, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy took a photo of the man's bloodied face and texted it to Sgt. Eric Gonzalez, a friend who worked at Men's Central Jail.

A few hours later, Gonzalez responded by sending his own photo of a battered suspect: a jail visitor who had been kicked, punched and pepper-sprayed by deputies.

The man in Gonzalez's photo had two black eyes, one swollen shut, and blood streaming down his face.

"Looks like we did a better job," Gonzalez wrote his colleague. "Where's my beer big homie."

"Hahaha," the deputy responded, according to a text message exchange reviewed by The Times.

Sheriff's officials are now investigating whether Gonzalez violated the department's rules by bragging about the man's injuries. The altercation between the jail visitor and deputies supervised by Gonzalez has also drawn scrutiny from the FBI, which began investigating the incident last year as part of its wide-ranging probe of the county's troubled jails.

Prosecutors had initially charged the visitor, Gabriel Carrillo, with battery and resisting deputies based on the jailers' statements. But they later dropped the case. The district attorney's office concluded earlier this year that the deputies appeared to use necessary force on Carrillo.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sheriff-text-20121117,0,7884988.story

This is Gabriel Carillo looked a few days after the beating

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Reply Sheriffs texts photos of people they've beaten and bloodied for fun and giggles "Hahaha" (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
Comrade Grumpy Nov 2012 #1
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #2
msongs Nov 2012 #4
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #6
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #9
RedCappedBandit Nov 2012 #5
PD Turk Nov 2012 #7
Iggo Nov 2012 #8

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:54 PM

1. There's a culture of thuggery in our police ranks. Exhibit #687,345.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:56 PM

2. Some of them were pigs 50 years ago and some of them still are ... always some bad cops to

go around.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:15 PM

4. gee maybe the good cops could do something about it...except for the union nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

6. Yep, it works both ways, doesn't it ... along with the good comes some bad. n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:02 PM

3. These sickos do not belong in any police department. They have weapons

and are a threat to the public.

So the charges were dropped, apparently based on lies from the cops to begin with.

This country needs a thorough cleaning out of all of its institutions and it needs to completely rebuild them.

I hope he sues, and he should sue the cops themselves personally. If common decency won't cause them to behave like decent human beings, maybe losing all their possessions will make an impression.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:06 AM

9. The feds are looking into the abuse

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:17 PM

5. No problem here, these are just isolated incidents.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:50 PM

7. Good grief

If that was a family member of mine, they might wind up getting a text of a cop or two looking like that.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:33 PM

8. Yay, Cops!

They're the best!

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