Crime & Justice
After a series of violent political protests, police feel pressure to err on the side of caution. But too much crowd control can curb free speech.
The report says Sheriff Jim McDonnell's department needs to dramatically increase the number of special teams that deal with people with mental illness.
Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged after border officials said they found the furry cub early Wednesday lying on the floor of a car heading from Mexico to California.
Proposition 66 aimed to expedite death sentences in part by setting a five-year deadline on court appeals by condemned inmates.
The arrest in Brabant province, south of Rotterdam, came hours after police cancelled a performance Wednesday night by Los Angeles band Allah-Las at a converted grain silo in the heart of the port city.
Investigators believe 20-year-old Richard Losey of Lancaster, Ohio was trying to flee California to avoid criminal prosecution.
The LAPD is asking the Police Commission to approve a one-year pilot program for a camera-equipped drone to be deployed in certain situations.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's request to remain free while he appeals his conviction in an obstruction of justice case.
Aramazd Andressian Sr. did not speak during the sentencing hearing Wednesday in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Konstantin Morozov, 48, and his son Daniel Morozov had been the subjects of a manhunt Tuesday after they disappeared from Santa Barbara County and the boy's mother was found dead from gunshot wounds.
If approved by the police commission, the LAPD would fly a seven-and-a-half foot drone in similar situations during a one-year pilot program.
According to information from the LAPD, "the proposed pilot program will be for a period of one year and will be monitored by the Board of Police Commissioners."
Authorities had been looking for the suspect since his pregnant wife was shot almost two weeks ago.
The July murder of Ed French is raising concerns about a risk assessment tool used by many county and city courts.
Eight who received commutations were from Southern California. The governor said each showed exemplary behavior. They earned degrees, trained rescue dogs or mentored at-risk youth.
The fate of Scott Dekraai, the perpetrator of the 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon massacre, could become clear on Friday. Victims' family members want closure.