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The public will get to see police license plate data

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| The California Supreme Court said the massive amounts of data collected by license plate reader programs cannot be kept secret by police.

Former undersheriff loses corruption appeal

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Paul Tanaka was sentenced in 2016 to five years in prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Former Compton mayor gets probation in corruption case

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Los Angeles County prosecutors said he used thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for personal expenses including golf shoes, cigars and pricey hotel stays.

Family blames Whittier police for mentally ill man's death

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Jonathan Salcido's family is filing a legal claim, alleging officers "brutally killed" him after his mother sought help getting him to a psychiatric hospital.

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An 8-bit game shows the bail system's real consequences

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"Bail Trap" is an 8-bit video game designed to illustrate how people who have less money are disproportionately disadvantaged by California’s money bail system.

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LAPD says no to more military hardware from Trump administration

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The Trump administration Monday lifted President Obama's restrictions on which military surplus police and sheriffs can receive. The L.A. Sheriff is mulling his options.

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​Friend to testify in multimillionaire Durst's murder case

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Prosecutors plan to question Stewart Altman, who went to high school with Durst in Long Island, New York. Durst is facing murder charges in the 2000 killing of one of his closest friends, Susan Berman. He has pleaded not guilty.

Is California on the verge of bail reform?

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With Gov. Brown throwing his weight behind "cost-effective and fair" reform, advocates hope to change a system that they say discriminates against poorer defendants.

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Hate crimes are up in L.A.

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The first half of this year saw a significant rise over the same period last year — including violent hate crimes.