Crime & Justice

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LA County pays $1.7 million to settle jail suicide lawsuit


The lawsuit by Eric Loberg's daughers alleged that Twin Towers staff failed to properly assess his mental condition or the degree to which he was a suicide risk.

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Police Commission OKs LAPD 1-year drone pilot program


SWAT will use the unarmed drone to track active shooters, armed barricaded suspects and hazardous materials, and in search-and-rescue operations, among other things.


Inmate firefighter walks away from Canyon Fire 2 fire line

Armando Castillo was discovered missing during a routine inmate count. He would have been eligible for parole in May. The low-security inmate was serving five years.

Stanford will study Vegas shooter's body

Scientists at the university will conduct several tests, including a neuropathological examination of his brain tissue.

Torrance police kill suspected drunk driver

It happened after a two-mile chase. Police twice tried to make the driver stop, using the PIT maneuver.

LA Sheriff wants forensic specialists to analyze body cam video

Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to hire 32 forensic video specialists as part of his $55 million-a-year proposal to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cams.

Hotel: Vegas gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

Mandalay Bay hotel officials say the gunman wounded a security guard in a hotel hallway within 40 seconds of firing into the crowd at a music festival, disputing a police timeline.

First police shooting video released under OC's new policy

Under the new policy, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will release police shooting video that isn't subject to any legal restrictions or is irrelevant to the event.

Las Vegas shooting victims from California can get financial help

Both California and Nevada are offering assistance to California residents who were injured or were otherwise affected, as well as surviving family members.

Immigrant rights activists slam LA sheriff over ICE cooperation

L.A. County's inspector general finds that Sheriff Jim McDonnell failed to reveal the extent to which his department cooperates with federal immigration agents.

​Texas Tech police officer killed, campus on lockdown

A student sought in the shooting death of a campus police officer at police headquarters has been captured. Officials lift campus lockdown.

California woman killed at Vegas concert remembered for huge heart

Carrying cream-colored candles, at least 200 people gathered outside an elementary school that Nicol Kimura attended when she was a child in the community of Placentia.

Gun-related homicides are up in California

Reversing almost a decade of decline, the rate of people killed with guns in California rose 15 percent last year.

US Marshals shoot attempted murder suspect in Duarte

 L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday afternoon.

Victim's family sues to freeze Las Vegas gunman's assets

The petition says it's a necessary step to allow lawsuits to be brought against the estate. It would prevent Paddock's girlfriend and brother from inheriting his assets.

Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied.