Crime & Justice

Police arrest 2 men in connection with South LA restaurant shooting

Two Jamaican nationals will be booked on suspicion of murder for their alleged role in a shooting that left three people dead and 12 wounded.

3 dead, 12 wounded after gunfire at LA restaurant (updated)

Police say two persons of interest are in custody but they do not know yet what led to the shooting. The injured are said to be in conditions ranging from critical to stable but serious.

Manson follower denied parole for 1969 murder

Parole officials decided that Robert Beausoleil, 68, should remain in prison for the 1969 death of musician Gary Hinman.

Justice Department will track police killings and use of force

A pilot program could begin early next year. The announcement amplifies FBI Director James Comey's statement that the bureau is setting up a database that can track police killings.

Court upholds governor's power to allow Indian casinos

A Native American tribe with a casino outside Sacramento had challenged another tribe's casino nearby, saying it was the Legislature, and not the governor, that had the power to approve it.

Woman, 18, found guilty in 2014 beating of USC grad student

Alejandra Guerrero faces a sentence of life in prison for the fatal beating of 24-year-old Xinran Ji of China, an electrical engineering student at USC. Three other defendants are awaiting trial in the case.

Suspected Palm Springs cop killer pleads not guilty

Arraignment on first-degree murder and other charges was scheduled Thursday for John Hernandez Felix in Indio, California.

Hundreds honor fallen sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen

Law enforcement and public officials around the state are showing up to honor Owen, who was shot and killed responding to a burglary call on Oct. 5.

LA Police Commission president on increasing transparency and reducing police shootings

President of the L.A. Police Commission, Matt Johnson talks increasing transparency and reducing police shootings with a raft of new reforms.

Review finds San Francisco police disproportionately targeted minorities

A Justice Department review of the San Francisco Police Department found that officers were more likely to use force, stop and search people of color.

LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose case dead of gunshot wound

Police are investigating the death of a detective who was working on a potential criminal case against NBA star Derrick Rose, who is fighting a civil lawsuit for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend.

Man charged with murder in shootings of Palm Springs police

John Felix, 26, is expected to be charged with the murder of officers Jose "Gil" Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny. Other felony charges also are likely.

Funeral for fallen Sgt. Steve Owen takes place Thursday

"Steve paid the ultimate sacrifice, but his passing is uniting this community," the family said in a statement.

Ex-Los Angeles port police chief sentenced for tax evasion

Ronald Boyd was sentenced to two years in federal prison after his February guilty plea for evasion and lying to the FBI. He was also ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution to the IRS.

Feds will press criminal charges against Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a misdemeanor charge of defying a court order to stop racial profiling of Latinos suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.

Police Commission approves sweeping reforms for LAPD

The reforms are aimed at reducing the number of officer-involved shootings in LA. Among them: Re-writing the LAPD's policy to make lethal force a last resort.