Crime & Justice

What to do about harassment on Metro trains and buses

About 20 percent of all women riding Metro report some form of harassment while on a train or bus.

FBI adds LA and Chicago-area suspects to 10 Most Wanted list

Authorities offered up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Philip Patrick Policarpio of Los Angeles and Luis Macedo of suburban Chicago.

Los Angeles police union sues city, chief over discipline

The union claims two senior officers on the LAPD Board of Rights, a three-person panel charged with deciding discipline cases, are beholden to the chief and are unduly influenced by him.

Santa Ana ends jail contract with ICE, now the city needs money

Santa Ana City Council members on Tuesday voted to allow its contract for holding immigration detainees to expire in 2020. Now it needs a new way to pay off its debt.

LAPD Chief: Skid Row dealers complained of carpal tunnel from counting singles

L.A.'s Skid Row has seen a rash of drug overdoses recently, but did last month's arrest of 19 drug trafficking suspects last month change things on the streets?

PetSmart groomer arrested after dachshund in his care dies

Police say 38-year-old Juan Zarate was about three minutes into a grooming session Sunday when he brought the dog to its owner with a bleeding mouth and trouble breathing.

7 ex-Beaumont officials charged with $43 million corruption

Seven former Beaumont officials, including the city manager, city attorney and police chief, were charged Tuesday with stealing nearly $43 million in public funds.

Woman sues Cosby, Hefner, alleging abuse at Playboy Mansion

Chloe Goins sued Monday, claiming Hefner knew or should have known that Cosby had drugged and sexually abused women and enabled his behavior.

California may make lethal drugs for the death penalty

Amid decisions by pharmaceutical companies to block the sale of lethal drugs to prisons, California officials look to other sources — including their own pharmacies.

2 former LA deputies convicted of beating mentally ill inmate

The former deputies were convicted Monday of violating the civil rights of a mentally ill inmate by kicking and pepper spraying the inmate.

California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

Large retailers say shoplifting increased at least 15 percent, and in some cases doubled, since voters approved Proposition 47 and ended the possibility of charging shoplifting as a felony with a prison sentence.

Man killed, 2 LAPD officers hurt in Boyle Heights

Police say a gunfight broke out at about 8:30 p.m. Friday between officers and a suspected gang member, who was killed after shooting one of the officers in the shoulder.

Pfizer to stop selling drugs for use in lethal injections

The drugmaker was the "last remaining open-market source of drugs used in executions," The New York Times reported. Other U.S. and European firms had already blocked drugs from use in executions.

White House honors 3 officers for ending college shooting

Officers Jason Salas and Robert Sparks and Capt. Raymond Bottenfield were honored by President Obama Monday with the Medal of Valor.

Audit questions executive salaries at California state bar

The audit is the latest blow to the nation's largest state bar, which has also been accused of failing to protect the public from bad lawyers and experienced years of infighting.

Victims testify in Grim Sleeper death penalty hearing

Many family members of Lonnie Franklin Jr.'s victims are asking for the death penalty for the convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper."