Paul Tanaka’s pay-to-play tactics placed gang members in charge of Men’s Central Jail and a new generation of deputies.
As gangs became normalized in LA County, lawsuit settlements and body counts continued to grow.
Despite whistleblowers, the Vikings' corruption spread from Gardena to the White House.
Franky Carrillo spent 20 years wrongfully imprisoned. Then, the impossible happened. Twice.
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.
Alex Villanueva, Daryl Gates, and the police’s battle for narrative control.
Organizers gathered to block an eviction by the Beaumont Company and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
Sassafras Saloon opens to the police despite state order.