Crime & Justice

LA Clippers' Blake Griffin facing misdemeanor charge in Vegas

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub in October.

Veteran killed after homecoming party never served in Afghanistan, Army confirms

Police announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting: Vincent Estrada, 18, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder Tuesday.

McStay murders: Not guilty plea in SoCal desert graves case

A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he beat to death a family of four, then buried the bodies in the desert.

Suspect arrested in theft of 55 UCLA laptops

Campus police say 29-year-old Seyed Ali Hesari was arrested for burglary Tuesday after someone recognized him from surveillance photos.

Deputy Chief Robert Luna is the new Long Beach police chief

Long Beach city officials announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Robert Luna to replace Jim McDonnell, who was elected L.A. County Sheriff.

55 Apple laptops stolen from UCLA library

Surveillance footage shows a man exiting the building early Saturday with three roller suitcases and a shoulder bag. The stolen computers are valued at $33,000.

Lacey: Changes needed in handling of mentally ill

L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey has said diverting more mentally ill people from jail into treatment is a top priority. Her report suggests a new strategy.

Prop 47 sends courts scrambling to downgrade felonies

Proposition 47 went straight to work turning property and drug crimes into misdemeanors. Courts and prosecutors see more work. Defendants say the new law is fair.

5 injured in Pomona park shooting

Five people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after someone began firing at them from a car near Palomares Park in Pomona Saturday night, police said.

LA Archdiocese: Clergyman cleared in sex abuse investigation

A high-ranking clergyman has been cleared of suspicion of sexual misconduct, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Saturday.

Authorities: Calif. border agent shoots, kills man

Authorities allege an off-duty Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man in a personal dispute in the Southern California desert community of Hemet.

Comedian Andy Dick arrested in alleged theft

Los Angeles police have arrested comedian Andy Dick on suspicion of grand theft. The arrest of the former "NewsRadio" actor happened late Friday night in Hollywood.

4 sent to hospital after South Los Angeles drive-by shooting

The men were hanging out in front of a South L.A. apartment complex just before midnight Friday when someone opened fire from a passing vehicle, police said.

Drug traffickers confess to killing 43 students, Mexican authorities say

The country's attorney general says three men have admitted killing the students and burning their bodies in an effort to prevent identification.

5th teen dies from injuries in Washington state school shooting

A cousin of shooter Jaylen Fryberg died after a weeks-long battle against injuries sustained in the incident, a local hospital says.

LA couple charged with neglecting 93 dogs

A Los Angeles woman and her boyfriend have been charged with keeping more than 90 dogs in filthy conditions in the San Fernando Valley.