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California Police Shooting

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El Cajon shooting: Videos showing police shooting of black man released

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Video footage shows an officer fired four shots almost immediately after the man suddenly raised both hands and took what was described as a shooting stance.

Pasadena man killed in police custody

Authorities investigate death of man in Pasadena

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The incident took place on the 250th block of East Orange Grove Boulevard early Friday morning. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

Realignment 5 Years On: Counties Build Jails for Inmates With Mental Illness

California counties building 10K cells for inmates with mental illness

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About $2.5 billion in state funding is going to constructing 10,000 new jail cells throughout the state. Many projects are focused on improving conditions for mentally ill inmates.

How to avoid the 'bystander effect': Don't just yell 'help'

A woman is dragged out of a store in broad daylight by a hammer-wielding man and the whole thing is caught on camera. But despite there being witnesses to the incident, no one steps in to help.

$13.5 million US Bank settlement reached over upkeep of LA foreclosures

U.S. Bank reached the settlement with the L.A. City Attorney's Office for allegedly failing to maintain hundreds of foreclosed properties, many in South L.A. and the San Fernando Valley.

LAPD shoots man who escaped custody, carjacked SUV

The man, identified as 36-year-old Freddy Bailon, had been arrested a day earlier on a kidnapping charge and escaped from custody while waiting for a medical examination.

Man dies after stealing, crashing South Pasadena police car

A South Pasadena police officer pulled over to check out an unattended motorcycle, according to police. That's when someone jumped into the car and sped off.

New details emerge in deadly police shooting in El Cajon

Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man who was killed by police Tuesday, was having an emotional breakdown over the recent death of his best friend, an attorney said.

Police search for man who tried to kidnap CSUN student

The student told police she could have seen the suspect on campus before, at the school's Oviatt library. A composite sketch of the suspect has been released.

Police fatally shoot man in El Cajon, protesters gather

The fatal shooting comes just weeks after black men were shot and killed by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in Charlotte, North Carolina, where violent protests broke out.

Police search for man who tried to kidnap CSUN student

The student told police she could have seen the suspect on campus before, at the school's Oviatt library. A composite sketch of the suspect has been released.

LAPD says its taking better care of inmates

An audit last spring found that the LAPD wasn't checking on inmates often enough in its downtown jail. The department says they've since made reforms.

LAPD says its taking better care of inmates

An audit last spring found that the LAPD wasn't checking on inmates often enough in its downtown jail. The department says they've since made reforms.

2 charged in murder of Fullerton couple and their friend

Joshua Acosta and Frank Felix were charged Tuesday in connection with the murders of three people in Fullerton, according to a press release from the Orange County DA's office.

2 charged in murder of Fullerton couple and their friend

Joshua Acosta and Frank Felix were charged Tuesday in connection with the murders of three people in Fullerton, according to a press release from the Orange County DA's office.

Fullerton triple-killing suspects booked on murder, conspiracy charges

The case has yet to be presented to the Orange County DA's office, according to Sgt. Jon Radus of the Fullerton Police Department.