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Sheriff investigating 'unacceptable' email sent to jail deputies

December 23, 2011 |  1:44 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials are investigating an inappropriate email sent to all Men's Central Jail deputies from a deputy's account, a spokesman confirmed Friday.

In the mass email, the author boasts about being the "best wrestler ever" and having his father on the department. He closes the email with the line: "One last thing I'm Gay!"

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said an investigation into the email, sent to all Men's Central Jail deputies and custody assistants, is underway.

"We take it very seriously and we're going to take the appropriate action," he said. "It's unacceptable."

The message appears to include a rambling list of inside jokes.

"If you have any questions about my pugs feel free to ask.  My new hours are 1000 to 1400 Mon thru Wed fyi, and if anyone has a problem with that I'll tell my daddy.  He's a Sergeant," the email reads. "On a serious note I’m the best wrestler ever.  I’m going to be in WWE someday.  I'll call myself Pug the Giant. ... One last thing I'm Gay!"

Whitmore said it’s possible that someone else got onto the deputy’s already logged-in email and sent the memo from his account. The Times has not included the deputy’s name because sheriff’s officials said he may have not sent the email, dated Sunday.

The incident is the latest headache for the sheriff’s jails, which are currently under federal investigation for inmate abuse and other deputy misconduct.

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