Crime & Justice
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck called on campus police departments Friday to engage the community and teach students to take responsibility for their safety.Add your comments
One of the 12-year-old girls who allegedly stabbed a classmate to make Internet meme "Slender Man" happy has been ruled mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial.
Chester D. Turner, who is already on death row for murdering 10 women, was sentenced Friday for four more murders.
Former Bell City Councilman Victor Bello's sentencing brings to an end a string of criminal cases in the corruption scandal that rocked the town in southeast Los Angeles County.
Officials say the gun's locking mechanism broke and the gun fell off Thursday near South Vermont Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The parents of a Chinese USC graduate student who was beaten to death arrived in the U.S. and broke down in tears after seeing their son's body at a funeral home.
According to the US Attorney's Office, El Monte Flores is an older gang in the region, with an estimated 800 members and a history of targeting African Americans.
The girl briefly appeared in juvenile court Wednesday on allegations she intentionally started a fire that destroyed 36 homes and one business north of San Diego in May.
Friends and family of the victim and suspects flooded the courtroom where four teens accused of beating to death a USC graduate student from China appeared Tuesday.
A 55-year-old was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday for killing his roommate, an Iraq War veteran who was missing for two weeks before her body was found.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a $20 million proposal for diverting offenders with mental illness out of jail.
Police say Michael Williams is suspected of fatally stabbing his wife, Tanganyika Williams, who is the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
Los Angeles police have arrested four suspects in connection with the beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji near campus.
Prosecutors in Northern California have filed involuntary manslaughter charges against a man suspected of starting a wildfire that left one person dead.
The Los Angeles police inspector general is investigating allegations filed by union officers that high-level supervisors are over-reporting how many patrol cars they actually have on the street.
Los Angeles County prosecutors are awaiting the police investigation into an 80-year-old man who says he fatally shot a burglar in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley.