Crime & Justice


Taser use by San Bernardino Sheriff under scrutiny

The ACLU is seeking information on Taser use by the Sheriff in San Bernardino County. Amnesty International has previously pointed to 92 deaths in California caused by Tasers.

Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco deputies forced inmates to fight, official says

Public Defender Jeff Adachi tells The San Francisco Chronicle that at least four deputies over the last few weeks threatened inmates at County Jail No. 4 with violence or refused them food if they didn't fight.

The Hartford Police Department is one of a number of police departments across the country that are offering up their parking lots as "safe zones" for Craigslist transactions.

Police departments open up 'safe lots' for Craigslist transactions

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

LA youth fall through cracks in social services, report says

A research team found youth in L.A. County's juvenile justice system had fallen through cracks in the county's social services — something that could be prevented with better data sharing.

Father of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI

Victor Solis, 53, was arrested at his Lancaster home and charged in a federal court in El Paso, Texas, with making false statements to FBI agents.

Kendrec McDade shooting: Family fights latest effort to seal a city report

Attorneys for the mother of an unarmed teenager killed by Pasadena police want a judge to lift a seal on a city report that evaluates the fatal shooting.

Fresno deputy police chief arrested on federal drug charges

The year long investigation conducted by the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (AFT) concluded with the arrest of Deputy Police Chief Foster .

Donald Sterling: Woman to testify about gifts from former Clippers owner

V. Stiviano, 32, will testify Thursday in the civil trial involving the former Clippers owner about why she should keep gifts including a duplex, Ferrari, jewelry and designer clothes.

LA’s proposed communications system goes beyond 911

The new system, if completed, would allows police officers and firefighters to live stream vast amounts of video within and between agencies.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, lawyer says

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Bergdahl was captured after he walked off his post in 2009.

LA County halts overhaul of emergency communications system

The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System was supposed to ease communication between police and fire departments.

California jury rules Greyhound not to blame in deadly crash

The pre-dawn July 22, 2010, crash on Highway 99 killed six people, including the occupants of an overturned SUV, the bus driver and two bus passengers.

Teen convicted of setting destructive San Diego County fire

Judge Howard Shore found the girl was guilty of multiple felony counts of arson and one misdemeanor count of unlawfully allowing a fire to escape one's control.

$5,000 reward offered in Redondo Beach pelican shooting

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a brown pelican in Southern California.

Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in Vegas sex assault case

On Monday, the 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona and no contest to raping two women he drugged in L.A. He has yet to enter a plea in a fourth case in New Orleans.

LAPD training teaches empathy amid outcry over shootings

The LAPD training comes amid an uproar over the police killing of a Skid Row man, Ezell Ford in South L.A., Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Missouri.