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CHP officers shoot man on 5 freeway

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| Details are still unclear about a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, in the Boyle Heights area.

Governments turn the tables by suing public records requesters

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The trend alarms freedom-of-information advocates, who say it's a way for governments to hide information, delay disclosure and intimidate critics.

Police look for suspect who beat homeless man with a skateboard

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San Diego police described the suspect as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, about six feet tall.

Court overturns $4M jury award to LAPD officers

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The court said the officers failed to prove Chief Charlie Beck discriminated against them because they were Latino and the man one of them shot was black.

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Cops in LA, San Bernardino counties top list of police shootings

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New data from the California Department of Justice, show big differences in the rates of police shootings across the state. Ventura County reported the lowest rate.

Sheriff's deputy allegedly raped female inmates

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Giancarlo Scotti, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting the women in the early morning hours after getting the women alone somewhere inside the lockup.

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5 ways being a 'sanctuary state' wouldn't change much

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Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.

Summer brought a drop in murder rates for Los Angeles

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The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.

​Berkeley loosens rules on police pepper-spraying protesters

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The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, even though most other law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disperse violent crowds.