Crime & Justice

Dialogue seeks to improve LAPD-community relations

More than 100 people gathered for the "Days of Dialogue" meeting with LAPD officers.

Why police say shooting Redel Jones was 'in-policy'

The Los Angeles police commission generally sided with Chief Charlie Beck in finding that while officers used tactics that failed to meet policies, the shooting of Redel Jones was justified.

Police commission says officers' shooting of black woman was 'within policy'

L.A. Board of Police Commissioners says fatal shooting by LAPD officers was justified after she approached them with a knife.

Parents of color reflect on having 'the talk'

This week on  The Brood, Take Two's family and parenting segment, we explore "the talk"; how parents of color teach their children about interacting with the police.

Obama insists nation is not as divided as it seems

Speaking at memorial service for Dallas police officers, president says week of violence has appeared to expose "the deepest fault lines of our democracy." He called on Americans to search for common ground in support of racial equity and justice.

Dallas memorial: Reactions to President Obama's remarks

AirTalk listeners react to President Obama's remarks following last week's shootings.

Inmate killed during fight at Southern California prison

State corrections officials say the 54-year-old inmate was stabbed repeatedly in the abdomen, chest, head and back by two other inmates.

Police commission to consider fatal shooting of South LA black woman

The commission meets as tensions grow over the police killings of African Americans and the sniper deaths of five police officers in Dallas last week.

Man hospitalized after Anaheim PD altercation has died

Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, 32, died Sunday afternoon, Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada confirmed in a written statement.

Slain Dallas police officer began his career in LA

Before moving to Dallas, Lorne Ahrens worked in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. His fellow officers remember his commitment to the community and law enforcement.

Black Lives Matter rally blocks 405 Freeway in Inglewood

The violence of the past week, involving the deaths of five police officers and two black men, was on a lot of people's minds at rallies across L.A. Sunday.

OC residents trade guns for gift cards

More than 675-weapons are off the streets after a Gun Buy Back event held Saturday by police in Anaheim.

SoCal man arrested on spy charges

Authorities say Gregory Allen Justice provided an undercover FBI agent he thought was a Russian spy with proprietary software technology and other info for use in satellites.

After Dallas, LA responds in different ways

From a Black Lives Matter art show to a Summer Night Lights basketball game, Angelenos react to the violence in Dallas with a push for social change, healing and better community relations.

Wife of SoCal police officer: 'I was afraid for him today'

The Dallas shootings have amplified fears around safety, both for families of law enforcement members as well as protesters still pushing for police reform.

Dallas attacks represent 'schism' in America, LAPD chief says

Police officers across Southern California are wearing black bands across their badges to mourn the deaths of five of their colleagues in Dallas.