Crime & Justice

LA City Council looks to revive LAPD body camera program

Earlier this year, the City Council balked at a $58 million dollar price tag for the camera system. A new report suggests savings from lawsuits could offset the cost.

Facing prison, former Sheriff Baca discloses he has Alzheimer's

Federal prosecutors want former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca to serve six months in prison. Defense attorneys argue his Alzheimer's and reformer legacy warrant a lighter sentence.

10 horses killed as fire destroys Montebello stables

A suspicious fire broke out early Sunday morning at a boarding stable near a river in Montebello.

Boyle Heights honors Orlando victims with a Mariachi Plaza vigil

A vigil is being held at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights Friday at 6 p.m. to honor the victims, following a slew of other vigils across Los Angeles.

Semi-automatic weapons with no background check: Just a click away

The Armslist website, and others like it, are coming under increased scrutiny by law enforcement, gun control advocates and researchers as debate over access to these kinds of weapons heats up.

Judge weighs Newtown families' lawsuit against AR-15 maker

A judge is considering whether a suit filed by family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims can proceed. The plaintiffs argue that the rifle should not have been sold to civilians.

California corrections department to get budget bump

California's newly-passed budget includes more than $10 billion for its prisons, which house more than 128,000 inmates. That population is expected to climb.

Does the Second Amendment leave room for any gun control laws?

In American culture, the Second Amendment means something different than what it means in court. Take Two talked with an expert.

PG&E set to face jury over deadly San Bruno pipeline blast

The September 2010 blast of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline in San Bruno sent a giant plume of fire into the air, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes.

Homeless man charged with 5 murder counts in Monday arson

Johnny Sanchez was charged Wednesday with five counts of capital murder in the deaths of five homeless people killed in a fire authorities say was intentionally set.

Man arrested heading to LA Pride faces child molestation charges

An Indiana man facing weapons and ammunitions charges after telling officers he was headed to L.A. Pride now faces charges in Indiana for allegedly molesting a girl.

$50,000 reward in California serial killer cold case

The so-called "Original Night Stalker," aka the "Golden State Killer," has been linked through DNA and other evidence to more than 175 crimes between 1976 and 1986, officials say.

Beck: We continue to make available weapons intended solely to kill, then wonder why they do

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joined AirTalk to talk about the ongoing debates around security, public safety and gun control.

5 dead in fire in abandoned Westlake District building

The bodies of two men and two women were found Tuesday afternoon, raising the death toll to five people, as authorities searched the the burned-out, abandoned building near MacArthur Park. A homeless man was arrested on suspicion of arson.

Man heading to LA Pride posed 'significant danger,' DA says

When he was arrested Sunday, James Wesley Howell possessed an explosive device, three rifles, a black hood and additional ammunition, according to law enforcement.

80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities

When violence strikes the LGBT community, the victims often look like those who died in the Orlando tragedy.