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Man shot and killed by LAPD officers in Baldwin Hills mall had knife, police say

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| Officials described the suspect as a 25- to 35-year-old man but have not released his name.

Sacramento police issue new directive on muting body cameras

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The decision comes after body camera footage of the killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark revealed two officers muting their microphones several minutes after the shooting.

Man who bought rifles used in San Bernardino terror attack should get 25 years, feds urge

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Enrique Marquez Jr. pleaded guilty last February to conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to provide material support to terrorists and with making false statements.

LA prosecutors reject 5 sexual abuse cases against James Toback

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The Oscar-nominated writer-director has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, but prosecutors say the statute of limitations has expired.

2 LAPD officers injured, suspect killed in shooting after pursuit

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Officials didn't immediately say what prompted police to open fire.

Who's watching the police? The state of civilian oversight in Southern California

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In California, relatively few law enforcement departments have civilian oversight. Where it is in place, nearly all are advisory.

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Injuries in human-smuggling crash on California highway

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A horse trailer carrying about 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned near San Diego Saturday. Several people inside the trailer were hurt and six were hospitalized.

Alleged gang members charged in San Francisco area killings

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Ten alleged members of the Surenos street gang have been charged for their roles in seven killings, which occurred between 2006 and 2013.

Fontana man acted alone to set off explosives in SoCal Sam's Club

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Police released surveillance video showing Gonzalez walking into the store wearing a white surgical mask. Another video showed what appeared to be an explosion before smoke filled several aisles.