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Mayor Rahn Emanuel And Chicago Police Superintendent McCarthy To Release Police Shooting Video

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Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

The firing comes a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

The empty jury box in courtroom 23A on the 23rd floor of the Orange County Courthouse, site of the State of Florida vs. Case Anthony murder trial in 2011. Orlando Sentinel/MCT /Landov

Why courts use anonymous juries, like in Freddie Gray case

Experts trace the first completely anonymous jury to 1977. That's when a judge worried about possible jury tampering by a drug kingpin known as Mr. Untouchable.

Los Angeles Jails Investigation

2 former Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies sentenced in jail beating

Two former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were sentenced Monday for beating a jail visitor who fellow guards testified was handcuffed on the ground and covered in blood.

Hundreds pay respects to slain Downey police officer

Officers from across the nation saluted a flag-draped coffin Monday at the funeral for a SoCal police officer who was shot and killed outside his department's headquarters.

Death penalty showdown expected in 2016

Two death penalty measures may end up on what's expected to be a crowded ballot next November. Voters last took up capital punishment in 2012.

Fire at Monrovia High School leads to arrest of juvenile

Officials say the fire was sparked early Monday inside the counseling office on the campus northeast of downtown Los Angeles. No injuries were reported.

Viewing today for Downey officer killed leaving police station

A community pays tribute to Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez who was shot during what police say is a botched robbery.

Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack called loner who left few clues

Authorities weren't ready to discuss a possible motive in the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood mass shooting after interviewing 57-year-old suspect Robert Lewis Dear.

Newborn found 'buried alive' near riverbed in Compton

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau is asking the public for information about the baby girl found buried under rubble near a Compton riverbed Friday night.

Sherman Oaks mall evacuated after suspicious package found

Authorities evacuated the Westfield Shopping Square Saturday morning but a bomb squad later cleared the scene.

Colorado Springs shooting: Gunman arrested after standoff at Planned Parenthood

Authorities said they don't know the motive of the gunman or whether the shooter had any connection to Planned Parenthood. The name of the suspect was not released.

Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

In a speech Tuesday in South Carolina, Trump said, "Poor guy, you oughta see this guy," and gestured in a jerky fashion as if imitating the New York Times reporter's movements.

Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OK

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner provided the preliminary approval Friday and scheduled a final approval hearing for March.

Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting

Use-of-force experts analyze video, charges, timeline of Chicago police shooting

Jury awards $177,500 in suit against Kabbalah Centre

A former Kabbalah Centre student who accused Rabbi Yehuda Berg of plying her with drugs and alcohol and making sexual advances has won her suit against the center.

5 charged in $580M Southern California kickback scheme

The fraud involved paying tens of millions of dollars to have doctors and others refer patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach and Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens.