A ride-along on an LAPD helicopter patrol is largely uneventful, as are many patrols. But the department insists the choppers play a valuable role.
The data show that police helicopters often are first on scene, provide backup, and deploy officers to surround crime scenes. But measuring their effectiveness is tricky.
Orange County prosecutors charged the roommate of Maribel Ramos with her murder. They said Tuesday a dispute over unpaid rent led to her death.
A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts on two girls under 10 years old while off duty.
A federal grand jury has indicted three Los Angeles men in connection with a bank robbery in Huntington Park last year that involved a fake bomb.
An Inglewood police spokeswoman says an officer fatally shot a man who was using a 2-foot sword to smash the windows of police cars.
The death of Maribel Ramos, a Cal State Fullerton student and Iraqi war veteran, has been ruled a homicide, and her 54-year old roommate remains held in the Orange County jail on $1 million bail in connection with her death, according to authorities.
At a press conference Friday afternoon, Orange County officials said they had identified the body discovered the day before as that of 36-year-old Maribel Ramos.
Compton's Deputy Fire Chief Marcel Melanson pled not guilty to arson, grand theft, and embezzlement charges Friday in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
A federal judge has formally dismissed the final remnants of the LAPD's decade-long consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. As city leaders celebrated, community leaders said they will keep an eye on the department.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say 29-year-old Robert Colt Wilson was arraigned Thursday on seven felony counts, including possession of methamphetamine.
Police are holding a suspect for questioning after an anonymous threat shut down local schools and sent parents and the news media into a panic Thursday.
The city of Downey has settled a lawsuit with the family of an unarmed man shot and killed by an officer. Read the city's reaction and a report into the shooting.
Police say 29-year-old Robert Wilson was taken into custody and booked on felony possession of a destructive device.