Crime & Justice


Man stabbed, killed at USC; may have been a faculty member

A man who may have been a University of Southern California faculty member was stabbed and killed on campus Friday afternoon. The man was approximately 25 years old.

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LA agrees to $4M settlement in fatal Venice police shooting


The city of Los Angeles has agreed to a $4 million settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed homeless man shot and killed by police in May 2015 in Venice, court records show. The settlement is conditional on approval by the Los Angeles City Council, according to court records.

A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last month in Oakland, Calif.

Can you smoke and grow weed in your rental unit?


While growing and smoking marijuana might be legal in California, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can grow and smoke it in your own home.

Homegrown terror: One year after San Bernardino, are we safer?

Streamlined collaboration between local and federal law enforcement is helping authorities to detect and foil plots more effectively than before.

DHS panel recommends gov't keep private immigration jails

A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation.

San Bernardino cops reflect one year after terrorist attack

One year after a mass shooting left 14 dead and 22 injured, Chief Jarrod Burguan says his department is forever changed and is investing in tools to prevent terror.

No charges for officers in fatal Skid Row shooting

Three LAPD officers were justified in shooting 43-year-old Charly "Africa" Keunang because he attempted to take possession of another officer's gun, according to the DA's office.

A year after attack in San Bernardino, faithful seek unity

Some feared there would be a prolonged, hate-filled response to the terror attack, but residents say their worst fears about a backlash in their own community never materialized.

Court: Asylum not automatic for former gang members

An appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld federal immigration standards that exclude former gang members from automatically qualifying for protection.

Mosques get hate-filled letters postmarked from LA area

Identical letters postmarked from the L.A.-area have now shown up at mosques throughout California and in Ohio, Michigan, Rhode Island, Indiana, Colorado and Georgia.

Supreme Court takes up immigrant detention without bond hearing

The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter

Lyvette Crespo entered the plea Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in the killing of Crespo, who was shot three times in the chest in 2014.

Judge approves plea deal in Porter Ranch blowout

Porter Ranch residents went away empty-handed after trying to derail the plea deal and obtain restitution from SoCal Gas.

Amid threats to SoCal mosques, a look behind hate speech probes

At least four Southern California mosques have received threatening letters in the past week and Muslim leaders are calling for more vigilance.

Suspect fatally shot by police was 23-year-old LA resident

Police say officers patrolling the neighborhood saw the man burglarizing a car and chased him on foot before they fired. They found a handgun at the scene.

Mosques ask congregations to be vigilant after threatening letters

After a handful of local mosques received the letters, local Islamic leaders are telling their congregations to go about their business — but to be wary and contact police if needed.