Crime & Justice

Community policing in Anaheim has successes — and critics

Anaheim renewed community policing after fatal shootings in 2012 sparked protests. Relations are better, but some say police still profile young Latinos.

LAPD blames gangs for jump in murders this year

So far, 29 people have been murdered in Los Angeles in 2015, up from 23 at this time last year. Most of the spike is happening in LA's poorest neighborhoods.

Costa Concordia captain found guilty of manslaughter

Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.

Gunman shot after carjacking pursuit is gang member, police say

Officer Liliana Preciado said Tuesday that Aaron Lorta is in stable condition at a hospital, where he has been interviewed by detectives.

Your car and your smartphone: What's legal, what's not

Rules around using a cellphone while driving aren't always clear for everyone. Here are some answers to the questions you might have.

Pedestrian fatally struck by LAPD bomb squad officer

An on-duty LAPD bomb squad officer fatally struck a pedestrian near Culver Boulevard and West Jefferson Boulevard early Monday morning.

Can a new LAPD captain win over the citizens of South LA?

Two unarmed men died in the last year during stops by officers from LAPD's Newton Division. The chief has sent a new captain. Can one man make a difference?

To end solitary confinement, Rikers steps out of the box

Last month, with a single move, Rikers Island prison has taken the lead on prison reform on one issue: They banned the use of solitary confinement for inmates under 21 years old.

Police: 5 dead, including gunman, in Georgia shooting

A gunman and four other people are dead after a shooting in a subdivision west of Atlanta that also injured two children.

Bruce Jenner involved in fatal car crash that forced closure of PCH

One person was killed in the collision near PCH and Corral Canyon Road on Saturday afternoon. Jenner was unharmed.

Court will allow appeal from subject of 'Serial' podcast

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals approved Adnan Syed's application for leave of appeal on Friday.

Man charged as LA County cracks down on immigration scams

City Attorney Mike Feuer said Thursday that 52-year-old Jesus Luna Lozano is charged with six counts including the unauthorized practice of law and violating the Immigration Consultant Act.

Judge sets trial date in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Anguished family members pleaded to move the case forward after years of delays. Lonnie Franklin Jr. has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of murder.

Suicides in LA County jails drop by half

The Sheriff's Department reports 5 jail suicides last year, down from 10 in 2013. The drop comes after federal officials said L.A. jail suicide rates were too high.

Medical marijuana shops can become legal in Santa Ana

Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana will soon operate legally. The rules will raise millions in revenue and other cities are watching closely.

LA Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker named US Attorney

Eileen Decker will lead one of the largest U.S. Attorneys offices in the country. She will become one of the nation's top federal prosecutors.