Crime & Justice

Man gets life for Los Angeles murder-dismemberment

Prosecutors said Edward Garcia Jr. and his wife lured an acquaintance to the downtown Continental Hotel and acted out a fantasy about carving up a human being.

7 fugitives captured in SoCal for human rights crimes, ICE says

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement arrested 50 people for known or suspected human rights crimes in a nationwide sweep ending Thursday, ICE said.

Skid Row shooting: Woman who grabbed baton rejects plea deal

The District Attorney's Office offered Carey a settlement that required her to plead guilty to a felony count of resisting an officer.

Ex-LA County sheriff's official to plead in corruption case

A retired Los Angeles County sheriff's captain whose job was to root out misconduct has agreed to plead guilty in a sweeping corruption case.

Missing 12 year-old girl in Mission Hills has been found (updated)

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl who reportedly suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Prison riot: Member of infamous 'San Quentin 6' killed by fellow inmate

The slaying of Hugo Pinell triggered a riot Wednesday that grew to involve about 70 inmates at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento, said officials.

LAPD officers shoot, kill woman in South LA after reported robbery

After trying to detain the woman, the officers shot her, according to the LAPD. No information on the woman's actions was available. The officers were not wearing body cameras.

1 inmate killed in Northern California prison riot

Corrections officials say one inmate is dead and five others have been taken to an outside hospital to be treated for stab wounds after a riot at a Northern California state prison.

Texas police officer fired after fatally shooting unarmed college student

The shooting occurred in the early hours of Friday, after a 911 caller reported that a "thin black man with a blond mohawk" was jumping on top of a car at a dealership.

Feds say California DMV employees traded cash for licenses

Truck-driving school owners paid Department of Motor Vehicles employees up to $5,000 per license to falsify computer records, federal authorities said.

NFL's effort to combat domestic violence may go for the long game

Last year's domestic violence scandal in the NFL spurred the league into action on an issue critics said had gone ignored for years. The problem continues — and so do the efforts to fight it.

LA County supervisors advance plan to replace Men’s Central Jail

County supervisors on Tuesday voted to move ahead on a 3,885-bed facility after putting plans for a larger one on hold while they studied ways to divert mentally ill out of the jail system.

Ezell Ford protest briefly shuts LA Police Commission meeting

A loud protest by Black Lives Matter inside a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday prompted the LAPD to declare an unlawful assembly.

Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Supervisors propose putting $100 million into jail diversion

On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will vote on putting about $100 million into proposals aimed at diverting mentally ill jail inmates into treatment.

Long Beach gang hit with identify theft, tax fraud charges

More than 22 members of a Long Beach gang were arrested for tax fraud and identify theft, among other crimes, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Monday.