Crime & Justice

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Sheriff patrol car hit by gunfire in Compton, suspect killed

A suspect was pronounced dead on the scene in the second of two deputy-involved shootings Thursday morning in Compton, according to the LASD Homicide Bureau.

At Least 20 Dead In Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub

Hollywood hosts benefit for Orlando's Pulse nightclub next month

A spokeswoman for Pulse in Orlando said Tuesday that the benefit will be held Aug. 19 at the NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.

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LAPD Chief Beck on violence involving cops across the nation

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In the aftermath of the deadly attacks against law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joined AirTalk to discuss tensions running high.

Petitions cleared in push against California gun laws

The effort to overturn the state's strict new gun laws could be a longshot — signatures must be gathered for six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

LAPD shooting in Watts draws criticism, praise

Amid a national debate about police shootings, a fatal shooting in Watts Monday night is drawing criticism and praise of L.A. police in a high-crime neighborhood.

Los Angeles police officer shot, suspect killed in Watts

Police say the suspect took off running while officers on patrol were dispersing a group of people hanging out late Monday in the Watts section of the city.

Police robots: Departments lack rules on whether they can kill

Nearly 200 law enforcement robots and related parts have been transferred to California agencies from the military, including to many smaller police forces.

OC man sentenced to 15 years in Islamic State case

Adam Dandach, 22, pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.

Shooting at Fort Myers nightclub kills 2, injures more than a dozen

The shooting took place at Club Blu Bar and Grill, which was reportedly holding an all-ages event.

California's Governor denies parole to former Manson follower

"She remains an unacceptable risk to society if released," Jerry Brown said of Leslie Van Houten, who's serving a life sentence for her part in a 1969 killing spree.

Judge denies witness details in rap mogul's case

A judge on Friday said lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight cannot receive additional information about several potential witnesses in the murder case against the one-time rap mogul.

As crime rises, LAPD promises to keep extra cops in South LA

After a spike in the murder rate earlier in the year, the LAPD set up a special operation to police South LA. Those officers will remain at least through summer.

Veterans react to back-to-back shootings of police by former military men

An exploration of the relation between police and the military and how the recent back-to-back attacks on police are impacting those communities.

How terror plots have become more simple and harder to detect

There is growing concern that the nature of terrorism is changing— from precise and planned to simple and crude attacks that can still inflict major damage.

Reseda church seizes on moment to discuss community policing

In the wake of the past three weeks of violence, a reverend in Reseda is bringing together his African American congregation and police in a town hall.

LAPD community outreach cops: Tension level seems 'unprecedented'

A chat with law enforcement officials and a community leader about how police can better connect with the community and how citizens can show support.