Crime & Justice

Inmate dies after assault at prison in Susanville

California corrections officials say a 28-year-old inmate died after he was attacked by three other inmates using homemade knives.

FBI, cops crack down on South LA gang Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips

The FBI says more than 500 law enforcement officers served arrest warrants in a 30-month investigation targeting members of at South Los Angeles street gang.

Muslim jail inmates now guaranteed religious access in LA

Communal prayer at L.A.'s County jails is now guaranteed for Muslim inmates, following a new directive by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Bank robbers intended to take hostages, prosecutor says

A bank robbery and planned hostage taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which a mother of two and two holdup men were killed.

Suit filed by woman seen in CHP beating video

The suit was filed Thursday by Caree Harper, attorney for 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, against the commissioner of the CHP, the unidentified officer in the July 1 video and other officers.

Starline Tours bus company sued by injured woman

A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries while on a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the bus company.

3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

Stockton police officer Joe Silva said the violence erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch.

LAPD officer charged in beating of a man with a police baton

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested and charged with assaulting a detained man using his baton two years ago in downtown L.A., an incident caught on camera.

Slain transgender woman was LA Clippers player's sister

A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of L.A. Clippers player Reggie Bullock. She was found dead early Wednesday in an alley in northwest Baltimore.

Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney follows a similar ruling in Northern California that has kept the death penalty on hold in California for years.

Hearings delayed in ex-NFL player Darren Sharper rape case

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has appeared in a L.A. court but back-to-back hearings on sexual assault allegations he faces were postponed.

LAPD officers oppose union contract with no salary increases

Dozens of frustrated LAPD officers sounded off at the L.A. Police Commission about a union contract that doesn't include pay increases.

Supervisor wants $20 million for keeping mentally ill people out of jail

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas proposed Tuesday setting aside $20 million for programs that keep mentally ill people out of jails.

Man charged with 3 murders in Pasadena rampage

A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena, California, has been charged with three counts of murder.

LA jail overcrowding: Is Miami a model for getting the mentally ill out of jails?

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will look at suggestions for reducing the county's notoriously high number of mentally ill jail inmates.

Update: Suspects in Westwood Israel/ Palestine rally melee released

Four protesters accused of using wood flagpoles to attack protesters at a pro-Israel rally Sunday night have been released on bail, the sheriff's department said.