Crime & Justice

Los Angeles Police Foundation's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala

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LAPD chief fires detective over slur-filled training lecture


The chief fired Frank Lyga on Tuesday and it became official on Wednesday when the paperwork was sent to the city's Police Commission.

Shooting In Ottawa At City's War Memorial And Near Parliament Hill

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament (updated)


A Canadian soldier and one gunman were reported dead in shooting attacks at a war memorial and the nation's Parliament building.

Work at home

Company fined $25 million for work-at-home scheme

A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

Bryan Stow spoke to ESPN from his parents' home in the Northern California city of Capitola, making faces for the camera, joking about the Giants margin of victory, and saying he was happy to be alive.

Transgender, gay inmates sue over jail rights in San Bernardino

Plaintiffs say the jail keeps gay, bisexual and transgendered inmates apart from the general population, where they have little access to programs that can help them earn shorter sentences.

LA County jails report use of force up 11 percent

Many of the instances of force in LA County Jails involved the use of control holds and chemical agents such as Mace. Assistant Sheriff Terri McDonald shares more behind the trend.

Metro passenger bus shot in South Los Angeles

A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.

LAPD veteran charged with faking military leave

Police say Christine Bulicz was charged Monday with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft following an LAPD investigation.

7 sought in alleged security contract fraud

Prosecutors are seeking the arrest of seven people in connection with an Oakland-based group accused of submitting false information.

'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Brian Lucas each were charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms.

Deputy LA city attorney pleads no contest to child porn charge

Christopher Garcia, 57, received five years probation, must register as a sex offender for life and will lose his license to practice law, according to the district attorney's office.

2nd guilty plea in California tainted beef case

A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall processed and distributed tainted beef.

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, law enforcement investigators across the country are putting their faith in dogs to help find remains — bodies, bones and blood from the missing and the murdered.

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to the maximum term of five years after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Search shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted

Police shifted their search after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.

Family of slain Bell Gardens mayor sues for wrongful death (updated)

The mother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife Lyvette, alleging she "killed him with malice and in cold blood."