Crime & Justice

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

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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.

U.S. Bank Tower In Los Angeles Reportedly Targeted In Thwarted 2002 Attack

$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.

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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.

Fullerton police arrest 2 men, 1 teen in triple homicide

Two men and a 17-year-old girl were arrested Sunday for the crimes. Missing teenager Katlynn Goodwill Yost was also located and is unharmed.

Police investigate Hollywood Hills killing

Police are searching for the killer of a man who was found beaten to death Friday at a house in the Hollywood Hills. ​The suspect may have been casing the area for weeks.

$50,000 reward for murdered Marine

The L.A. City Council is offering a $50,000 reward in the death of Carlos Segovia-Lopez, a 19-year-old Marine who was shot while on leave visiting his family.