Crime & Justice

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Patient info from LAC+USC clinic stolen from employee's car

Some patients of the LAC+USC neurosurgery clinic had their information stolen when an employee's car was broken into on July 8.

Police Conduct Major Prostitution Sting

Human trafficking task force arrests 200 in SF Valley since October

The LAPD task force concentrated on areas along Sepulveda Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard where prostitution has gone on for many years.

Social workers investigated family of dead Echo Park boy 6 times


An 11-year-old boy found dead in his mother's closet last week had been the subject of multiple reports to child welfare authorities.

FBI kills man in Compton while serving a warrant

David Coborubio was not the man authorities were looking for but a struggle occurred during the search and an FBI agent fired his weapon.

No gun found on man killed by LA County deputies

Sheriff's deputies say Donta Taylor pointed a gun at them but investigators haven't found the weapon.

Stanford sex assault case judge wants transfer to civil court

Judge Aaron Persky's six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his career.

Dozens of SoCal postal workers charged with fraud & theft

One former Mail Handlers Union executive allegedly stole more than 150 mobile phones and traded them through a website.

Ramen noodles are now the prison currency of choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates. It's not just that it's tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.

Group seeks court order requiring LA to search for LaBonge records

First Amendment Coalition wants a Superior Court judge to order the city to conduct another search for boxes of files that the former city councilman's staff had asked to be destroyed last year as he left office.

Deputies fatally shoot man in Compton following foot chase

Deputies shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them on Thursday night, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Few other details were available.

Does former sheriff Baca's Alzheimer's make him incompetent for trial?

Prosecutors want a federal judge to rule on Baca's mental competence rather than have it looming over the jail abuse case as it heads toward a Dec. 6 trial date.

Anaheim police shooting is headed back to court

A federal appeals court ordered the civil lawsuit against an Anaheim police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man to be retried because of improper evidence.

The pain of police killings can last decades

Cordero Ducksworth says he barely remembers his father, Roman, who died in 1962. And he didn't learn the circumstances of his death for almost 30 years. Now, he's fighting for justice.

How LAPD liaisons could help grieving families

The LAPD wants to hire liaisons as a comforting resource for the families of people shot by police. Despite the program's limits, one grieving mom supports the idea.

Dueling narratives about 14-year-old shot by the LAPD

Some talk of a bright, quiet, respectful boy. Others see a gang member who carried a gun. An anti-gang worker says many arm themselves out of fear.

California death row inmates are dying from illegal drug overdoses

The illegal drug trade in California prisons is nothing new.