Crime & Justice

Police Commission approves sweeping reforms for LAPD

The reforms are aimed at reducing the number of officer-involved shootings in LA. Among them: Re-writing the LAPD's policy to make lethal force a last resort.

Services set for slain Palm Springs police officers

The funeral begins at 11 a.m. at Palm Springs Convention Center, which is at 277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs.

LA County Sheriff seeks dialogue after fatal cop shootings

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says there's a disconnect between what people think of police work and the actual challenges of law enforcement.

Police Commission considers policy changes for the LAPD

Among them: that the LAPD's use of force policy state that deadly force is a "last resort," and that the department release body cam footage after a shooting.

Wounded Palm Springs officer released from hospital

The Palm Springs police officer wounded in a weekend shooting that killed two other officers is out of the hospital.

LA County to approve $1.5 million for man killed by deputy

Kenneth Rivera's sons sued the county after their father was shot in the back by an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy. A settlement in that case is expected this week.

Man apprehended in slaying of 2 Palm Springs police officers

Police arrested John Felix, 26, of Palm Springs, after a long standoff and prosecutors say he could face the death penalty.

Shooting leaves 2 Palm Springs police officers dead

The suspect in the shooting deaths of two Palm Springs police officers has been identified.

EpiPen-maker Mylan settles for $485 million in Medicaid dispute

The federal Medicaid program had accused Mylan of underpaying required rebates for the EpiPen, which is used to reverse serious allergic reactions. The company said it committed no wrongdoing.

State gains control of Los Angeles-area prison's health care

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation now controls health care at the California Institution for Men in Chino, which houses nearly 3,800 inmates.

Parolee charged in LA County sergeant slaying

Trenton Lovell, 27, was arrested on Wednesday after sheriff's Sgt. Steven Owen was gunned down while responding to a burglary report.

Long Beach police shoot, critically wound armed suspect

The shooting is tied to the investigation of a murder that happened in September, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Lancaster seeks to rename park in honor of slain Sgt. Steve Owen

Lancaster's mayor announced he will be asking the City Council to rename Lancaster Community Park in honor of the Sheriff's Department member killed Wednesday in the line of duty. raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking

CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested on a California warrant following allegations that sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads on the site.

Los Angeles County sheriff says suspect executed sergeant

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday identified the man who shot and killed sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen 27-year-old Trenton Trevon Lovell.

Chief Beck: Teen shot dead by LAPD was suicidal, called police

Daniel Enrique Perez, 16, who pointed a replica handgun at police Sunday was apparently intent on ending his life because he called police himself and left a farewell note with his family, Beck said.