Crime & Justice

Montebello man caught on freeway bridge, 4 sons safe

After a quick freeway chase and tense standoff, Daniel Perez was captured as he approached the edge of a San Diego freeway overpass.

Feds target members of 'Hazard' gang in East Los Angeles

The U.S. attorney's office had a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss a federal racketeering indictment targeting 38 suspected members of the Big Hazard gang.

LAPD caught on camera using baton on protesters

The LAPD says it has begun an internal investigation after a woman complained about how an officer used a baton at a recent protest.

FBI seeks Beverly Hills bank robber dubbed 'Patient Bandit'

The FBI in Los Angeles seeking the public's help in finding a bank robber nicknamed the "Patient Bandit" for the surgical mask he wears over his mouth and nose.

LAPD says man shot in Hollywood was not wearing a costume

Los Angeles police say the man shot and killed by officers Friday in Hollywood was not wearing a costume and was brandishing a real knife.

LA County approves new civilian watchdog over Sheriff

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the creation of a civilian commission to oversee the sheriff’s department.

Man gets jail for taking part from Paul Walker car

A man who stole part of the Porsche that "Fast and the Furious" actor Paul Walker died in has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Supreme Court rules employers are not required to pay for security time

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.

Police say rapper, wife tried to reconcile before killing

Police say the bodies discovered in a Fairfax-area apartment Monday morning are those of 34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes and 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley.

Madoff's former secretary gets 6 years in prison

The former secretary for imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff has been sentenced to six years in prison. Annette Bongiorno was sentenced Tuesday.

Prosecutors delay death penalty decision for LAX shooter

More than a year after a deadly shooting rampage at LAX, federal prosecutors have not decided whether they will seek the death penalty against accused shooter Paul Ciancia.

California bar passage lowest in nearly a decade

According to the State Bar of California, less than half of all applicants taking the test passed this summer, a 7-point drop from the previous year.

Pasadena church welcomes home couple freed from Qatar

Matthew and Grace Huang chose to make their first public U.S. appearance at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.

Witnesses describe Hollywood and Highland shooting victim

Los Angeles police describe the victim as a young, white adult male. He was shot just before 7 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

More than 1,000 protesters demonstrate against police brutality

Protesters gathered Saturday afternoon in Hollywood, with more than a thousand demonstrating against what they see as police brutality across the country.

LAPD detective found dead after sex allegations, police say

Authorities say an LAPD detective who once investigated sexual assault cases killed himself Thanksgiving morning after two people accused him of sexually abusing them.