Crime & Justice

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Skid Row shooting victim ID'd; former accomplice remembers him

The L.A. County Coroner has identified the man known as "Charley S. Robinet" as Charley Leundeu Keunang. His partner in a 2000 bank robbery talks about Keunang, who died in an officer involved shooting.

Street Racing Deaths

Second man charged in deadly LA street race

Irael Valenzuela has been charged with two counts of murder. Henry Gevorgyan was charged with the same counts on Tuesday. Both men remain jailed.

Cal State Northridge

Possible shooting investigated near Cal State Northridge

Officer Jane Kim says shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, police received a report that shots had been fired at an intersection off campus.

LAPD officers shoot, kill suspect following late night collision

Police shot and killed a suspect, a man in his 20s, after a long pursuit that started around 1:45 a.m. and ended with the suspect's vehicle and the officers' car colliding.

Ferguson: Michael Brown's parents announce civil lawsuit in death

The City of Ferguson and former Officer Darren Wilson will be named in the wrongful death lawsuit, which they plan to file promptly.

Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence

The decision removes the death penalty as an option and leaves either life in prison or a life term with the possibility of release after 25 years.

Teachers plead not guilty to having sex with students

Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli entered pleas Wednesday in Orange County to felony sex and drug charges.

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Federal officials on Wednesday said they would not prosecute Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, but faulted the department for racial bias. See the full reports.

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing

"It WAS him," Judy Clarke, one of the nation's foremost death-penalty defense attorneys said of Tsarnaev in a startling opening statement.

2 killed in shootings at San Bernadino nightclub, gas station

San Bernardino Police Lt. Rich Lawhead says gunfire erupted as up to 200 people filed out of Stinger's nightclub on the city's south side early Wednesday.

Lawyer for woman punched by CHP officer jailed for contempt

The Los Angeles Times says Caree Harper was sanctioned Monday in Los Angeles for refusing to say how she met Marlene Pinnock.

Federal report props up LAPD's community policing, as Skid Row shooting draws new questions

A highly-anticipated federal report on law enforcement highlights the LAPD for community policing one day after officers shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row.

Skid Row police shooting: French consulate denies he's one of theirs, claims ID theft

The man who was shot and killed by police in Skid Row on Sunday was not a French national, the French Consulate in Los Angeles has told KPCC.

Man charged with murder in Chatsworth street racing crash

Henry Gevorgyan has been charged with murder in the Chatsworth street racing crash that left two pedestrians dead and one person critically injured.

Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court alleges negligence and violations of the victims' constitutional right to due process under the law.

Alleged patient safety kickbacks lead to $1M settlement

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a medical products company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its antiseptic.