Crime & Justice

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

The announcement comes three days after a white patrolman was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire following a high-speed chase.

Riding with LAPD’s elite Metro Squad in South LA

The division is expanding in response to a spike in crime. In this unit, cops don't answer calls for help — they roll around looking for suspicious activity.

Couple missing 2 weeks drank rain, ate oranges

An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water.

Candlelight vigil to be held for Isla Vista victims

On the one-year anniversary of the Isla Vista killings, parents, students and community members will come together to honor the victims of Elliot Rodger's deadly rampage.

Cleveland officer acquitted in 2012 fatal shooting

Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the 2012 incident that involved 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.

Bikers protest mass arrests in Waco

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police say otherwise.

Do California cops have restricted military equipment?

President Obama signed an executive order this week halting the transfer of certain military equipment to police agencies. How much of it is in So Cal?

Doctor accused of fraud in spinal surgeries pleads guilty

Dr. Aria Sabit, 39, is barred for life from the medical profession as a result of a plea deal struck in Detroit with federal prosecutors from two states.

2 OC men arrested in terrorism probe

Two Orange County men were arrested Thursday and have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic militant group fighting in Syria.

Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms

A 61-year-old attorney whose son died in last year's shooting travels the country to persuade people to support what he calls reasonable gun-control laws.

Former SF officer ordered to prison in corruption case

Reynaldo Vargas' sentence could have been much longer, but he cut a deal with prosecutors, providing key testimony against two other police officers.

Baltimore grand jury indicts 6 officers in police-custody death of Freddie Gray

The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

Prosecutors reject Venice High sexual assault case (updated)

LAPD investigators said they believed the assaults took place on and off campus, dating back to the end of 2013.

Federal Building in DTLA evacuated over bomb threat, woman arrested (updated)

Police have arrested a woman who threatened to bomb the lobby of the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles.

Study: California realignment had little effect on crime

The study by the Public Policy Institute of California looks at the effect of locking up criminals for shorter periods of time.

Crowdfunding site seeks profits financing police abuse suits

Amid a growing national debate about police misconduct, a Century City lawyer is looking for investors in police abuse lawsuits.