Crime & Justice

Mistrial declared for sheriff's deputy James Sexton

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Sheriff deputy found guilty of obstruction, conspiracy

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy James Sexton was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy Tuesday in his second trial before a federal jury.

Luis Manuel Tapia

Leader of Oxnard gang Luis Manuel Tapia found guilty

Luis Manuel Tapia, leader of Oxnard gang, was found guilty of a 26 federal charges. The trial caps the second phase of "Operation Supernova."

Bank Robbery Chase

Teen accused as accessory in California bank heist

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of moving what had been an intended getaway car two days after a deadly Northern California bank robbery.

Pistorius free to compete, South African Olympic body says

Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country.

Los Angeles-area homes seized in drug-money probe

Authorities are moving to seize three Los Angeles-area homes valued at $10 million in a continuing crackdown on a drug money-laundering operation.

Are LAPD contract talks deadlocked? Union declares impasse

The standoff is over more than pay, according to union leaders who've complained of bias in the disciplinary system - an accusation rejected by Chief Charlie Beck.

Support for California death penalty slipping

The poll found 56 percent of registered voters support keeping the death penalty, a decline of 12 percentage points in just the last three years.

Officer who hit woman pulled her from traffic, CHP says

An investigator says a California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

Man charged in Florida in Yasiel Puig smuggling

A South Florida man has been arrested for his alleged role in a smuggling venture that brought Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.

Man convicted of strangling 80-year-old woman in 1975

A man charged with killing an 80-year-old woman during a Los Angeles burglary four decades ago has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Kendrec McDade: Pasadena has 10 days to decide on report release

A judge has lifted a seal and ordered the city of Pasadena to decide whether it will release a report on the 2012 police shooting of Kendrec McDade.

What $70M in cash looks like: Feds raid alleged drug cartel money launderers

Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents fanned out across downtown L.A. in the sweep targeting about 70 locations.

Anaheim police officers to wear body cameras

The Anaheim Police Department plans to equip some officers as early as November after the city council approved a $1.1 million purchase request Tuesday night.

Prosecutors seek jail time for former councilman

The district attorney's office filed a sentencing memorandum Tuesday seeking 180 days behind bars, 5 years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service.

Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

2 South Pas High students charged with murder conspiracy

Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed more charges against two South Pasadena High School students in connection with an alleged plot to kill students and staff.