Secret clique investigated in LA County Sheriff's Department gang unit

LOS ANGELES

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the group is called the Jump Out Boys and its members get more respect after being involved in a shooting.

Citing sources with knowledge on the investigation, the newspaper reports the probe was launched when someone discovered a pamphlet that described a code of conduct for members. It also said that deputies earn admission into the group through endorsement of its members.

According to sources, the investigation is still in its early stages and little is known about the group's behavior or its membership.

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