Crime & Justice

No charges against police officer who killed unarmed man

A white Wisconsin police officer won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man.

3rd man arrested in connection to illegal racing deaths

Balyan surrendered to the Los Angeles Criminal Court Tuesday. He has been charged with two counts of murder.

Antelope Valley residents outraged serial rapist will stay free

Santa Clara County Judge Richard Loftus ruled Monday that Christopher Hubbart, known as the "pillowcase rapist," is not a danger to the health and safety of others.

Isla Vista: 2 men in custody after shooting near UC Santa Barbara

Although the violence had nothing to do with a shooting rampage a year ago, it occurred in the same square-mile community of small apartments and houses that is home to thousands of university students.

California judge refuses to revoke release of serial rapist

A California judge has refused to revoke the release of a serial rapist amid fears by neighbors that he would rape again.

Nearly 750 weapons turned in during LA gun buyback

People turned in the guns Saturday with no questions asked in exchange for Ralphs pre-paid grocery cards. Nearly $77,000 worth of the gift cards were handed out.

New charge for Aaron Hernandez: witness intimidation

It's the latest criminal charge against the former star tight end, who once had a $40 million contract with the Patriots.

Trayvon Martin gunman George Zimmerman injured in Fla. shooting

Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman narrowly avoided being hit by gunfire during a road rage incident in Florida Monday.

Horseback pursuit beating: SB Sheriff's Dept. releases deputies' names

The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department has released the names of 10 deputies allegedly involved in the beating, captured in TV news footage, of a suspect who appeared to have surrendered last month.

Defense rests after nun says marathon bomber is truly sorry

Sister Helen Prejean, made famous by the 1995 movie "Dead Man Walking," testified that she could hear regret in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's voice.

Can volleyball fight crime? East Palo Alto says, 'game on'

A California city with a crime problem — shootings, drug dealing and gang activity — finds that getting more kids and cops playing sports together regularly in the park can make a big difference.

'Million Moms March' walks DC to protest police violence

Mothers who have lost their children to deadly encounters with law enforcement will march on the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality.

In Baltimore, an officer on the beat, pastor on the corner

Church pastors in Baltimore have long stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust between residents and police, and they hope to play a role in erasing it.

Freddie Gray: DOJ opens probe of Baltimore PD, officers want case dismissed

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the investigation after her city was beset by protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray.

Homeless numbers jump in Venice, where ire rises over shooting

A biennial count report due out Monday is expected to show a rise in the homeless in Venice, where an unarmed homeless man was killed by police this week.

CA may end use of grand juries in police shootings

The move comes after high-profile cases nationwide in which grand juries decided against bringing criminal charges against police who killed unarmed black men.