Crime & Justice

Suspect arrested in Deshawn Sanchez shooting

Man arrested in shooting of transgender woman in South LA

A 30-year-old Inglewood man is being held in connection with the December shooting death of Deshawn Sanchez, 21, as she phoned authorities for help.

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Ex-'revenge porn' website operator pleads guilty to hacking

Hunter Moore of Woodland, California entered the pleas Wednesday to computer hacking and identity theft. He's facing two to seven years in federal prison.

"American Sniper" Murder Trial Begins In Texas

Guilty verdict returned in 'American Sniper' murder trial

Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.

Guard sentenced for smuggling drugs into Lancaster prison

A former guard at a state prison in Southern California has been pleaded no contest to smuggling drugs and other contraband to fellow gang members behind bars.

Man who bit off fingertip at Beyonce/Jay-Z concert pleads no contest

Roberto Garnica entered the plea on Tuesday. He was sentenced to 40 days in county jail, 30 days of community service and a year of anger management classes.

Coroner: LAPD officers contributed to Omar Abrego’s death

The death of Omar Abrego - and that of Ezell Ford a week later and just a few blocks away - sparked angry protests outside LAPD headquarters.

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

The decision resolves a case that focused on self-defense gun laws and became a flashpoint in the national conversation about race two years before the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting.

No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

Prosecutors said there's insufficient evidence to prove the officers didn't act in self-defense or the defense of others when they killed Brian Beaird in 2013

Gov. Brown blocks ex-Mexican Mafia chief Enriquez's parole

Gov. Brown blocked Enriquez's release from prison late Friday, citing the 52-year-old inmate's violent criminal past and his "shallow understanding" of his own actions.

Police are learning to accept civilian oversight, but distrust lingers

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the U.S. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.

The split over subpoena power for LA Sheriff oversight

Organizing group is split on subpoena power for the LA Sheriff's oversight commission. The sheriff and the deputies' union oppose it. State law complicates it.

California cities criminalizing the homeless, study says

With an increase in homelessness, California cities have increasingly cracked down on things like sitting and sleeping in public, according to a new study.

LA court that got suspicious mail receives all-clear

The investigation comes a day after police and a hazmat crew were called to the Van Nuys courthouse after powder was found on a letter addressed to a judge.

Isla Vista shooting: Elliot Rodger sought ways to silently kill

A report released Thursday details how 22-year-old Elliot Rodger stabbed his first victims before embarking on a shooting rampage that left three more dead and 14 injured.

'Suge' Knight taken by ambulance from court, no reason given

The former rap mogul was scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on a criminal threats charge and for a scheduling hearing in a robbery case.

Revenge porn operator to plead guilty in Los Angeles court

Court papers filed Wednesday show Hunter Moore, operator of "revenge porn" website, agreed to plead guilty to charges of hacking and identity theft.