Crime & Justice

South LA on edge after 9 wounded, 2 killed in weekend shootings

Los Angeles police are trying to determine if there is a connection between a spate of shootings and online posts alleging more gang violence to come.

OC Sheriff: AG informant probe has not questioned my deputies

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she's "not confident" in the state attorney general's investigation into alleged withholding of evidence regarding jailhouse informants.

The rise of the 'lone wolf' gunman

Domestic terrorism is now one of the biggest threats to public safety in America.

Attorney sentenced in immigration, bank fraud cases

The Los Angeles Times reports Gino Paul Pietro defrauded six defendants and their families by asserting that his investigator could settle their criminal and immigration cases.

Program will wipe records clean for LA-area homeless

The Los Angeles Times says the county-funded program removes citations if the homeless person accepts job training, drug and alcohol treatment or other services and performs community service.

Suspect, victim in Hollywood slaying had financial dispute

Ezeoma Obioha was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder in the July 5 shotgun killing of 31-year-old Carrie Melvin.

Mexico judge orders prison officials detained in 'El Chapo' escape

Joaquin Guzman slipped out of his cell on July 11, via an underground tunnel. He is believed to have had inside help in the jailbreak.

Man arrested in shotgun killing of woman in Hollywood

Los Angeles police have arrested a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman gunned down while walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood earlier this month.

Gunman shot and killed by police in Studio City

A gunman was shot and killed by police Friday afternoon in Studio City. The gunman had fired shots outside a popular Studio City shopping district.

Experts call for beefing up OC's sheriff oversight

Experts told the Orange County Board of Supervisors that its current Office of Independent Review is doing an adequate job, but should be given more staff and power.

Prosecutors charge retired LAPD detective with bank robbery

Randolph Bruce Adair, 70, was charged with one count of bank robbery and accused of using force and intimidation on July 21 to take $1,658 from First Citizens Bank in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Man sentenced in 2014 Greyhound bus crash near Phoenix

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Maquel Morris, of Los Angeles, was also sentenced Friday to five years' probation upon release.

Fraud alert: Seniors targeted by fake vacation rental ads

The alert sent Friday by the L.A. County District Attorney's Office is part of a recent campaign to tamp down on scams.

Louisiana theater shooting: Gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

A judge granted the family of John Russel Houser a petition to have him involuntarily committed to a hospital as "a danger to himself and others," according to court documents from 2008.

'Almost another dead black male': Remembering a traffic stop that got ugly

In this StoryCorps video, Alex Landau, who is black, recalls what happened after cops pulled him over one night: blows to his face that took 45 stitches to close up, and a gun held to his head.

3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman, official says

A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before shooting himself, officials said.