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Los Angeles police officer recovering after ambush attack

Frank Stoltze
| The LAPD officer was conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots at her.

2 dead in Long Beach shooting

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Both the shooter and a victim are dead. One other person was shot but is in hospital in stable condition.

Police fatally shoot armed man in South Gate

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Investigators say the shooting occurred Thursday after South Gate officers tried to stop a Lexus for a traffic violation.

The 5 top LA criminal justice stories of 2017

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L.A. County's sheriff is convicted of corruption, the city of L.A. lifts injunctions against thousands of gang members, the state restricts law enforcement cooperation with ICE, and more.

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Homicides plummet in LA County. Why?

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The number of killings dropped by more than 20 percent compared to 2016. Sheriff Jim McDonnell says that's due to reduced gang violence.

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California company has pot license, workers still arrested

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The workers were transporting nearly a ton of marijuana from a farm when they were pulled over by the California Highway Patrol.

Drive safe, Californians. We’re seeing a big spike in holiday DUI's

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The California Highway Patrol arrested 917 drunk drivers this holiday weekend. That's a significant spike from 621 arrests made last year.

The California law that keeps police misconduct secret

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California has the most restrictive police records laws in the nation — and it's because of something called the "Pitchess process."

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California man arrested after explosive device found in car

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Authorities say the device was "similar to a pipe bomb" but there was no indication of what he may have been intending to do with it.