LASD Gangs Database: Glossary

A glossary of terms and abbreviations to accompany Knock LA’s Database of Known Associates of Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

MCJ: Men’s Central Jail

Shot caller: a decision maker in a gang, typically used for the Banditos

ICIB: Internal Criminal Investigation Bureau, a division that investigates crimes committed by LASD employees

ALADS: Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, a union for LASD officers

OIG: Office of the Inspector General, an investigative body meant to provide outside review on justice administration in the LASD.