Cerise Castle wrote the first history of deputy gangs inside the Los
Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She's produced and hosted
segments for the Emmy-award winning nightly news program, VICE News
Tonight, and NPR as well as series for the podcasting giant, Wondery.
Her reporting and commentary have been featured in publications like
The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and MTV.
A man who previously mocked people of color killed by police was killed by an alleged member of a white supremacist deputy gang.
Holder was an unarmed Black man shot 17 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies on a freeway on-ramp.
Annie Jump Vicente, a former City of LA employee, refused to let deputies into her building without a warrant. She ended up in jail.
There is no video evidence to support critical details of the deputies’ story.
Reporter Cerise Castle obtained security video from a nearby business that shows deputies appearing to violate policy in the incident.
At Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School, Principal Gilberto Samuel is alleged to have sexually harassed colleagues and terrorized queer teachers while ignoring complaints from students.
Records show Eli Vera had six shootings and skipped ranks to promotion. He also pushed his station to enter more people into the CalGang database.
Deputy Konrad Thieme, an alleged gang leader, also has a history of violence against women.
An exclusive Knock LA investigation reveals more details of a 2015 off-duty shooting in Kern County.
Sheriff Villanueva unsure if LASD deputies violated departmental policy when they fired 33 times into a parked car.
Sheriff’s Deputies shot at the unarmed man 33 times.
While the LACDP originally wanted to create a “blacklist” of consultants who worked with the anti-abortion Caruso, they later softened on the Catholic billionaire.
Staff and parents had complained about the aide’s behavior for months and were ignored.
Staff were protesting Wednesday in response to the hospital’s COVID-19 policy.
One of the “incidents” involved Rhambo firing his service weapon at three dogs.
Since December 18, the LAPD has killed 5 people.
In an exclusive interview with Knock LA, Rhambo claimed he would reform the Sheriff’s Department. His record suggests otherwise.
Reinosa was vilified in the media for allegedly calling in a false sniper report. The truth is more complicated.
The veteran officer appears to have used his power, influence, and knowledge of law enforcement to sell narcotics.
Jamaal Simpson was shot at least 18 times. His family still does not know why.
More names have been revealed in connection with alleged ties to the Banditos deputy gang.
Citing deputy gangs in the LASD, the party that endorsed Villanueva in 2018 is now asking for his removal.
“If someone can find a gang member who wears tan and green, please let me know.”
LAPD claims Richard Solitro Jr. cut them off en route to an emergency. A witness says LAPD sped by her and fatally shot Solitro in all of 10 seconds.
Solitro Jr.’s family demands systemic law enforcement and mental health care reform after his murder at the hands of the LAPD.
Despite the substantial amount of publicly available evidence regarding deputy gangs, some "cliques" remain in the shadows.
The Executioners live up to their name, but the County has spent millions to keep things quiet.
The Banditos intensify their reign of terror and torment the living family members of the innocent people they kill.
Los mandamás de los Banditos se hicieron cargo de la estación del este de Los Ángeles, pero la guerra no se detuvo ahí.
Shot callers in the Banditos took over the East LA Sheriff's Station, but the war didn't stop.
La estación del este de Los Ángeles ha sido durante décadas un centro reconocido de pandillas del LASD, pero no todos los agentes son bienvenidos.
East LA Station has been a notorious LASD gang hub for decades, but not every deputy is welcome.
Un abogado tiene una teoría sobre por qué el fiscal de distrito se niega a procesar a pandillas asesinas como los Spartans y los Cowboys.
One attorney has a theory about why the DA refuses to prosecute killer gangs like the Spartans and the Cowboys.
Murder, stalking, and harassment no longer just earned deputy gang members ink — it got them promoted or rehired with back pay.
A medida que los 3000 Boys continuaron haciendo metástasis en el sistema penitenciario del condado, surgieron litigios masivos y otra pandilla se engendró de ellos.
As the 3000 Boys continued to metastasize in the County jail system, they spawned another gang and massive lawsuits.
Las tácticas de pago-por-juego de Paul Tanaka pusieron a los pandilleros a cargo de la cárcel central de hombres y una nueva generación de agentes oficiales.
Paul Tanaka’s pay-to-play tactics placed gang members in charge of Men’s Central Jail and a new generation of deputies.
A medida que las pandillas se normalizaron en el condado de Los Ángeles, los acuerdos judiciales y el número de cadáveres continuaron creciendo.
As gangs became normalized in LA County, lawsuit settlements and body counts continued to grow.
A pesar de los informantes, la corrupción de los Vikings se extendía desde Gardena hasta la Casa Blanca.
Despite whistleblowers, the Vikings' corruption spread from Gardena to the White House.
Franky Carrillo pasó 20 años encarcelado injustamente. Entonces sucedió lo imposible. Dos veces.
Franky Carrillo spent 20 years wrongfully imprisoned. Then, the impossible happened. Twice.
Los Vikings aterrorizaron a los residentes de Lynwood durante años. Los residentes se resistieron.
A medida que los Lynwood Vikings se volvieron más influyentes, tomaron de objetivos tanto a los residentes como a sus colegas del LASD.
Una examinación de las primeras pandillas documentadas en el departamento del sheriff del condado de Los Ángeles
The Vikings terrorized Lynwood residents for years. The residents fought back.
As the Lynwood Vikings gained influence, they targeted both residents and fellow LASD employees.
An examination of the first documented gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Time and time again during the pandemic, film shoots have taken priority over the lives of Angelenos.
One 17-year-old girl was ecstatic to have her own room for the first time in her life. Hours later, she was hogtied by the CHP.