Crime & Justice

Appeals court upholds ban on Santa Monica Nativity displays

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the city had several secular reasons to stop allowing certain unattended winter displays in the park.

Family of Skid Row man fatally shot by LAPD files $20M legal claim

The fatal shooting of Charly Keunang, an unarmed black man, caught national attention amid an ongoing debate over police use of force.

ACLU app aims to preserve videos of police encounters

Group says goal is to ensure that video of potential police misconduct is preserved, so that ACLU lawyers can look for due-process violations.

Judge sets July trial for Suge Knight's murder case

Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald Coen says Knight's trial will begin July 7 unless a motion is made to continue it for a later date.

AT&T fires president over racist text, $100M lawsuit goes on

"There is no place for demeaning behavior within AT&T and we regret the action was not taken earlier," AT&T said.

LA County agrees to end racial discrimination in the Antelope Valley

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to address issues of racial discrimination in the Antelope Valley.

City will pay man arrested in family's killings

The city of Brea agreed to pay Eder Herrera, 27, and put an end to his federal lawsuit against police, said Herrera's lawyer John Burton.

Police Commission approves new LAPD body camera policy

Officers will be allowed to review video before providing an account of why they used force against someone. The video won't be public, according to Beck.

Protesters pledge to 'shut down' Baltimore

People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest.

2 ex Buena Park officials plead guilty to embezzlement

Two former Buena Park officials who worked in the city parks and recreation department have pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.3 million from the Southern California city.

Los Feliz apartment fire reveals pot grow house

Authorities say they found nearly 100 marijuana plants on the property Friday night.

LAPD chief: cops should view body cam video after shooting

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck would allow officers to review video before being interviewed by investigators after a shooting. The policy is silent on when the public should see video.

Man ordered to trial on charges of kidnapping, raping teen

Isisdro Garcia was ordered to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl he then lived with for a decade.

Protesters promise to "shut down" Baltimore

After a week of protests, people angry over the unexplained police-custody death of Freddie Gray promised their biggest march Saturday.

Anaheim police chief pushes back against proposed reforms

Three years after a pair of fatal police shootings in Anaheim sparked riots, the police chief says he won't implement policy reforms called for in an independent report.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor indicted

Lyvette Crespo pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband Daniel Crespo.