Crime & Justice

LAFD releases images of potential witnesses to DTLA fire

The LAFD and ATF released videos of two potential witnesses in last week's massive fire that burned down the Da Vinci apartment complex Downtown.

LAPD chief has lessons to share about department's past 'ghosts'

Cities looking to reform their troubled police forces might have a template to turn to in LA. The LAPD has come a long way in 20 years, and its chief, Charlie Beck, wants to share lessons learned.

Deputy gets 18 months for obstructing FBI investigation

The last of seven one-time Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies convicted for obstructing an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails was sentenced Monday.

Prosecutor releases more documents related to Ferguson shooting

Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.

Safety issues force immigration officials out of San Pedro building

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement closed a Terminal Island building deemed unsafe to occupy and relocated 35 law enforcement officers.

2 victims in Portland high school shooting, police say

The police reported the shooting after noon on Friday and said that one or more suspects had fled the Rosemary Anderson High School.

Tamir Rice's death ruled a homicide by medical examiner

The 12-year-old boy was carrying a replica gun when he was shot by a rookie police officer on Nov. 23. He died a day later. A grand jury will now consider whether to bring charges against the officer.

Man who vanished with sons arrested in wife's death

The man who led police on a pursuit on a San Diego freeway Thursday after his wife was found dead in the trunk of a family car was booked into jail in Montebello Friday.

Judge puts limits on police tactics in Missouri

A federal judge has imposed some limits on what actions police can take during protests in Missouri, including the use of tear gas and other chemical agents.

CHP defends plainclothes officer who drew gun

Officials say the officer drew his gun Wednesday night during demonstrations in Oakland, California after he was assaulted.

Student arrested for Garden Grove high school bomb threat

A freshman at Garden Grove's Bolsa Grande High School has been arrested in connection with making bomb and shooting threats.

Montebello man caught on freeway bridge, 4 sons safe

After a quick freeway chase and tense standoff, Daniel Perez was captured as he approached the edge of a San Diego freeway overpass.

Feds target members of 'Hazard' gang in East Los Angeles

The U.S. attorney's office had a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss a federal racketeering indictment targeting 38 suspected members of the Big Hazard gang.

LAPD caught on camera using baton on protesters

The LAPD says it has begun an internal investigation after a woman complained about how an officer used a baton at a recent protest.

FBI seeks Beverly Hills bank robber dubbed 'Patient Bandit'

The FBI in Los Angeles seeking the public's help in finding a bank robber nicknamed the "Patient Bandit" for the surgical mask he wears over his mouth and nose.

LAPD says man shot in Hollywood was not wearing a costume

Los Angeles police say the man shot and killed by officers Friday in Hollywood was not wearing a costume and was brandishing a real knife.