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What happens to those named in LAPD 'suspicious activity reports'?

The LAPD's SAR program is a national model for reporting suspicious activity related to terrorism. But critics say it sweeps up innocent people.

Ventura police seek witnesses

Ventura police seek public's help in grisly attack on homeless man

Police say they're still hoping to talk to potential witnesses in the case of a homeless man who was set on fire near a Ventura beach over a week ago.

Pedestrians Hit

Woman ordered to stand trial for car crash that killed 4

Margo Bronstein has been ordered to stand trial for plowing into people leaving a Christmas church concert, killing three women and a 6-year-old boy.

Ex-LA councilman completes house arrest sentence

Alarcon and his wife were convicted of perjury and voter fraud in July. Prosecutors say they claimed to live within his council district but actually lived outside of it.

Child abuse and neglect laws aren't being enforced, report finds

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.

LAPD had 35 suspected ‘suicide by cop’ incidents in 30 months

The LAPD Inspector General reviewed a series of shootings over a 30 month period and identified common characteristics in apparent suicide-by-cop cases.

LAPD's Beck wants police-tracking app disabled

Waze users mark police — who are generally working in public spaces — on maps. Law enforcement is concerned that it can also be used to hunt and harm police.

Shooting near MLK Community Hospital leaves 1 wounded

An nurse has been shot and wounded after near Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on all counts related to the leaking of details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.

Serious offenders in LA now serving 100 percent of their jail time

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says Prop 47 has reduced the jail population by about 3,000 inmates, leaving space for serious offenders to serve longer jail sentences.

Nearly half of all homicides in Los Angeles County unsolved

The Los Angeles Daily News reported Sunday that only 54 percent of homicides were solved countywide, compared with a national average of 63 percent.

Boy shot by Los Angeles deputies treated for graze wound

Los Angeles Sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting by deputies of a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a gun at them.

Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near East Los Angeles school

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the teenager was taken into custody at his home around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Father arrested after his 3-week-old baby is found dead

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the infant was found near her parents' Newhall-area home after she was reported missing by the father and mother on Friday night.

4 sentenced for 2 killings at Lancaster-area ranch

The man who arranged a plot to kill the owner of an alfalfa and pistachio ranch in the Lancaster area will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Teen stabbed to death with scissors at East LA middle school

Sheriff's and school district officials say the boy was declared dead at a hospital after the stabbing shortly after school let out on Friday afternoon.