Crime & Justice

LAPD body cams: Cloud storage raises concern

The LAPD plans to store thousands of hours of video collected from officers' body cameras in the cloud.

LA jails seek to expand mental health staff to avoid DOJ lawsuit

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department wants to hire 77 employees as part of an anticipated agreement with the federal government on improving jail conditions.

San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies kick, punch man after horse pursuit

A man who led authorities on a pursuit was tased and beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies in Apple Valley Thursday afternoon.

LAPD Chief Beck: SC police shooting 'a criminal act'

North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Scott captured in a separate video.

AP: Dozens of intruders have breached CA airport fences

There have been at least 82 perimeter security breaches at four major California airports from 2004 to 2015, the AP investigation found.

South Carolina police shooting: Officer had prior excessive force complaint

The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back was allowed to stay on the force despite a 2013 complaint that he used excessive force against another unarmed black man.

Officers shoot, kill armed shooting suspect in Boyle Heights

Police say officers investigating gunshots late Wednesday came upon a man collapsed in the street with bullet wounds and encountered a suspect blocks away.

'The Jinx': Real estate heir Durst pleads not guilty to firearm charges

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to two weapons charges in a New Orleans court.

Senate creating secret encyclopedia of US spy programs

It's part of an effort to improve congressional oversight of the government's sprawling global spying effort. Sen. Dianne Feinstein launched the review in October 2013.

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted on all 30 counts

A federal jury has found Tsarnaev guilty Wednesday in the 2013 terror attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

South Carolina police shooting: Mayor vows body cams for entire force

An officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man who was running away has been fired and faces murder charges after a video surfaced of the event.

'The Jinx': Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

A grand jury has charged the man at the center of HBO documentary "The Jinx" with possession of a firearm by a felon and with possession of both a firearm and an illegal drug — 5 ounces of marijuana.

Coroner: Illinois teen was shot twice in the back by police

Justus Howell, 17, ran from police and the coroner says one bullet pierced his liver, spleen and heart. A second bullet hit his shoulder.

County recommends $5.3M to family of man killed by LA deputies

Jose de La Trinidad was unarmed and had his hands in the air, according to a lawsuit by his family, when sheriff's deputies opened fire in 2012.

Sharper pleads not guilty in New Orleans to rape charges

Sharper already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to related charges in three other states. Sharper has been jailed since charges were filed in early 2014.

'Deltopia' street party in Santa Barbara much calmer this year after 2014 riot

Annual spring break street party that last year erupted into a riot in the Isla Vista neighborhood was much quieter on Saturday, with fewer people in attendance.