Crime & Justice

Controller recommends shifting 458 LAPD jobs to civilians

There were 458 positions identified that could be filled by civilians. Examples Galperin listed include front desk jobs, administrative work, social media and more.

LA Police Commission rules unarmed man's shooting within policy

The L.A. Police Commission ruled Tuesday that the shooting of an unarmed man on June 19 of last year was within the LAPD's policy. The vote was 4-0.

Supreme Court court tie lets states face lawsuits in other states

A tie vote from the Supreme Court means California officials can be hauled into a Nevada state court to face allegations in a long-running tax dispute with a Nevada inventor.

More police shootings violated LAPD policy in 2015

Last week's finding that an LAPD officer had no cause to shoot and kill Brendon Glenn was the fifth 2015 shooting found out of policy so far, an uptick from recent years.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google's online library

The Supreme Court turned away a challenge to Google's online book library from authors who complained that the project makes it harder for them to market their work.

Supreme Court weighs Obama's executive action on immigration

Twenty-six states are challenging the action, which would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally prior to 2010.

LAPD failed to report policy on license plate readers

Law enforcement across Southern California employ automated license plate readers. But many have failed to make their policies on the technology public.

Officers shoot man during murder investigation in LA County

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday the two Huntington Park police officers investigating a past murder were conducting surveillance in an unmarked car on Friday night.

Chinese man returned to US to face murder charges

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said FBI agents and sheriff's detectives escorted 44-year-old Deyun Shi back to Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.

Parole board approves Manson follower Leslie Van Houten's release

After more than four decades in prison, former Manson family murderer Leslie Van Houten's request for parole has been approved by a state board. Now, Gov. Brown must sign off.

Ex-Manson family member seeks parole for 1969 murder

Homecoming princess-turned-Manson-follower Leslie Van Houten is scheduled for her 21st hearing before a parole board panel at a women's prison in Chino, California.

Vigil set for 85-year-old beaten to death in downtown LA

A vigil was scheduled Wednesday night for the downtown Los Angeles community to gather and remember Dong Yul Lee near the spot where he was killed on April 2.

Montebello officer charged with assault in arrest of tagger

Video reportedly shows Cpl. Mark Ryan slamming a suspect's head into the pavement after responding to a call of two men tagging in Montebello.

Homeless man to face murder for beating of senior downtown

Elderly man beaten in April 2 attack died Monday. As a result, his alleged attacker—described by LAPD as a transient who appeared to be mentally unstable when arrested—will now be charged with murder, police said.

LAPD not justified in killing homeless man

Police Chief Charlie Beck had already recommended criminal charges for the officer who fatally shot 29-year-old Brendon Glenn. The Police Commission agreed with him.

Not guilty pleas in Montecito Heights murders

Two teenagers have pleaded not guilty to charges they murdered Gabriela Calzada and Briana Gallegos in what authorities allege was a gang crime.