Crime & Justice

Mistrial declared in NC trial of white officer who shot unarmed black man

At issue in the case, was whether white police officer Randall Kerrick was justified when he fired a dozen rounds, 10 of which hit Jonathan Ferrell, an African-American who was unarmed.

Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter in fatal crash, police say

Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff's investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman.

LA County social worker attacked with caustic chemical

The victim, a case worker with the DCFS, suffered moderate burns and was hospitalized in stable condition. Police are searching for two suspects.

Arrest leads to underwater tunnel across US-Mexico border

Border Patrol agents said in court documents that they discovered a soaked Evelio Padilla in a wetsuit next to the All-American Canal, about 7 miles east of Calexico, California, on April 25.

LA County animal control facilities to be examined after complaints

L.A. County officials have launched investigations to improve conditions at animal shelters after several phone and email complaints over several months from the public.

Ex-sheriff's captain pleads guilty in corruption case

Tom Carey, a former L.A. County Sheriff captain, is accused of hiding an FBI jailhouse informant to impede a federal investigation into abuse by guards.

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

The agreement released by prosecutors said Fogle will pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, who will each receive $100,000.

FBI seeking help to find 2 of 6 stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings

Four were recovered from a pawn shop in Beverly Hills in December, and are estimated to be worth up to $2 million. But the remaining two were never found.

Stockton officers fired excessively in bank shootout, report says

The 600 shots police fired at the chaotic end to a Stockton bank robbery that claimed the life of a hostage were excessive, according to a report released Monday.

IRS hack bigger than first thought

A closer look shows hackers got nearly three times the taxpayer data originally feared.

Washington State prison keeps veterans together

In Washington State, California, Virginia, and elsewhere, veterans who commit crimes can be assigned to special prisons that house incarcerated veterans together.

Montebello brush fire spreads to oil field

The three-alarm fire broke out in a riverbed along Lincoln Avenue.

7 hurt as car hits pedestrians, vehicle in downtown LA

Police say the driver was being followed by a motorcycle officer when his car collided with pedestrians.

Man gets life for Los Angeles murder-dismemberment

Prosecutors said Edward Garcia Jr. and his wife lured an acquaintance to the downtown Continental Hotel and acted out a fantasy about carving up a human being.

7 fugitives captured in SoCal for human rights crimes, ICE says

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement arrested 50 people for known or suspected human rights crimes in a nationwide sweep ending Thursday, ICE said.

Skid Row shooting: Woman who grabbed baton rejects plea deal

The District Attorney's Office offered Carey a settlement that required her to plead guilty to a felony count of resisting an officer.