Crime & Justice

Former Bank of America worker sentenced for fraud

A former Bank of America employee was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes.

Murder charges filed in Stockton bank robbery

A 19-year-old man was charged with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder in a bank robbery and gun battle.

Boston Marathon bombing: Suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

Prosecutors say Azamat Tazhayakov shared in the decision to get rid of Tsarnaev's backpack and other items to protect him several days after the 2013 bombing.

Do Pasadena Police need civilian oversight?

City officials say there's enough accountability, but community activists say it's not independent. A community debate is scheduled for Tuesday.

Drug sentencing guidelines reduced for current prisoners

The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Friday voted unanimously to reduce terms for drug traffickers already in prison.

Fire in downtown LA building reveals drug lab

Firefighters put out a blaze in a building in downtown L.A., but a hazardous materials team was called when a drug operation was discovered inside.

Inmate dies after assault at prison in Susanville

California corrections officials say a 28-year-old inmate died after he was attacked by three other inmates using homemade knives.

FBI, cops crack down on South LA gang Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips

The FBI says more than 500 law enforcement officers served arrest warrants in a 30-month investigation targeting members of at South Los Angeles street gang.

Muslim jail inmates now guaranteed religious access in LA

Communal prayer at L.A.'s County jails is now guaranteed for Muslim inmates, following a new directive by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Bank robbers intended to take hostages, prosecutor says

A bank robbery and planned hostage taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which a mother of two and two holdup men were killed.

Suit filed by woman seen in CHP beating video

The suit was filed Thursday by Caree Harper, attorney for 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, against the commissioner of the CHP, the unidentified officer in the July 1 video and other officers.

Starline Tours bus company sued by injured woman

A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries while on a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the bus company.

3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

Stockton police officer Joe Silva said the violence erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch.

LAPD officer charged in beating of a man with a police baton

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested and charged with assaulting a detained man using his baton two years ago in downtown L.A., an incident caught on camera.

Slain transgender woman was LA Clippers player's sister

A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of L.A. Clippers player Reggie Bullock. She was found dead early Wednesday in an alley in northwest Baltimore.

Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney follows a similar ruling in Northern California that has kept the death penalty on hold in California for years.