Crime & Justice

Middle schooler arrested for burping appeals to the Supreme Court

Before he was nominated for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch sided with a seventh-grader who was arrested for burping in class.

LA leaders speak up about alleged torture, detention of gay men in Russia

Several Southern California politicians introduced a resolution denouncing human rights violations by the Chechen government.

Where ICE already has direct lines to law enforcement databases

For years, hundreds of law enforcement agencies, including many in sanctuary cities, have been feeding information into regional databases.

Sadness, frustration — reactions to Baca's prison sentence

A federal judge sentenced former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to three years in prison in the jail abuse scandal. The sentence is less than federal guidelines recommend but more than what prosecutors sought.

Marines release first-ever ad spotlighting woman in combat position

The ad comes amid intense scrutiny over sexism within the Marine Corps, including a scandal over male Marines sharing nude photos of female Marines without the women's consent.

Former Sheriff Baca sentenced to 3 years in prison

Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, 74, will serve three years in federal prison following his conviction in March for obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying.

Bail system decried in ACLU report, but big insurers behind it

The report says insurers reap big profits while assuming very little risk for the $14 billion in bonds issued in the U.S. each year.

New video shows San Bernardino school shooter moments before attack

San Bernardino police released security video from the shooting at North Park Elementary School, showing the gunman arriving moments before he opened fire in a special needs classroom.

Here's what happens to undocumented immigrants when they're detained

KPCC listener Tina Shull asked us, "I want to know what happens to L.A.-area undocumented people when they are detained."

​Police kill 2 dogs attacking man near Skid Row

The Los Angeles Police Department told KPCC the victim was walking his dog when he was attacked by three loose dogs.

Home care provider sued by LA city attorney for 'wage theft'

The companies Health Alliance Nurses Corp. and Hand Homecare Provider Inc. have been paying workers around $5.50 an hour, according to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Famous crime writers and wrongfully convicted paired in 'Anatomy of Innocence'

“Anatomy of Innocence” is a new anthology that tells the stories of over a dozen people who were convicted of crimes they did not commit.

Black Lives Matter activist sues LAPD and city of LA

Activist Greg Akili claims officers wrongfully arrested him while he exercised his right to free speech by "upsetting and disrupting" a police commission meeting.

1 arrested after brawl aboard jet at Burbank airport

The incident happened Sunday aboard Southwest Flight 2530 during deplaning at Burbank Bob Hope Airport, according to a statement from the airline.

​California lawmaker aims to criminalize audit meddling

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) said Tuesday he does not yet have details on how his bill would be enforced. The bill idea follows a controversial audit of the UC system.

LAPD audit finds general compliance with body, dash cams

Still, more than 20 percent of officers in the West Bureau are not following all rules regarding the cameras, from uploading video to turning them on when required.