Crime

Hearing postponed in ex-NFL player Darren Sharper's rape case

An L.A. judge has postponed a hearing on rape charges against former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper to await the results of an upcoming bail hearing in Arizona.

Families take legal action against Long Beach police for fatal shootings

Two families whose loved ones were fatally shot by Long Beach police last year took legal action against the city, arguing the killings were unjustified. It comes as officer-involved shootings spiked in the city.

Police: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings (updated)

Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, both of Anaheim, were arrested Friday on suspicion of murder in the slayings of four women, Santa Ana police said in a statement.

Bell scandal: Kingpin Robert Rizzo gets prison term in tax case

On Wednesday Robert Rizzo faces sentencing in state court on 69 counts of fraud, misappropriation of public funds and other charges for his role in the Bell scandal.

LA deputies mistakenly shoot hostage; suspect charged with murder

Murder charges have been filed against a man accused of holding three people hostage in a West Hollywood apartment.

Man charged with attempted murder in police station shooting

Daniel Christopher Yealu, 29, was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer for the shooting at the Wilshire Station on Venice Boulevard.

App lets public share photos/videos with law enforcement

LEEDIR will soon allow Southern California smartphone users to easily send photos and videos of major disasters or emergencies to law enforcement. It has already been used in Santa Barbara County.

LA County Sheriff’s Department admits to accidental killing in West Hollywood

Deputies mistakenly shot a man who they thought was a suspect as he fled the scene of an assault Monday night.

Police arrest Tustin gunman that prompted school lockdowns (updated)

Seven Tustin schools were on "soft lockdown" Thursday while police searched for a man with a rifle or sawed-off shotgun who engaged in an officer-involved shooting with police.

Officials offer $75,000 reward in deaths of South LA mother, son

L.A. city and police officials Thursday announced a $75,000 reward leading to the conviction of whomever is responsible for the deaths of a 28-year-old mother and her toddler.

SWAT team finds suspect dead in suburban LA home (Update)

Police say SWAT officers and hostage negotiators are trying to contact an armed suspect believed to be barricaded in a suburban Los Angeles home.

Garcetti, Chief Beck honor fallen LAPD officer

The motorcycle officer was struck by an SUV driven by an alleged impaired driver in Sun Valley over the weekend.

Los Angeles officer gets probation in perjury case

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been ordered to perform 900 hours of community service for lying under oath during a 2008 cocaine possession case.

Man accused of LAPD station shooting applied to department (update)

L.A. officials declined to say why the man accused of shooting a LAPD officer at the Wilshire Station did not complete the process.

LAPD shooting: How to secure a station open to the public?

Anyone can walk up to the front desk of the Wilshire Station, the site of Monday's shooting. But the station's commander said the LAPD doesn't want it to be "a fortress."

5 students seriously hurt in Pennsylvania school stabbings

An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20.