Crime & Justice

LAPD not justified in killing homeless man

Police Chief Charlie Beck had already recommended criminal charges for the officer who fatally shot 29-year-old Brendon Glenn. The Police Commission agreed with him.

Not guilty pleas in Montecito Heights murders

Two teenagers have pleaded not guilty to charges they murdered Gabriela Calzada and Briana Gallegos in what authorities allege was a gang crime.

Does carrying a pistol make you safer?

More and more Americans are carrying concealed handguns. Many think having a gun makes them safer, but the decision to shoot is a serious one with grave consequences.

Report: California traffic courts hit poor, minorities hardest

A new report finds that blacks, Latinos and the poor are far more likely than middle-income whites to end up arrested and jailed for driving on a suspended license.

California could lift legal deadlines on rape charges

Supporting a state bill that would end the statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and other sex crimes, five of Bill Cosby's accusers will testify Tuesday in Sacramento.

Agency dismisses 90 percent of complaints about CA judges

A state watchdog agency saw more than 1,200 complaints about California judges in 2015, but 90 percent of them were dismissed without an investigation. Here's why.

Schwarzenegger ally Fabian Nunez's son freed from prison

The son of a former state Assembly speaker has been freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence was dramatically reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Schwarzenegger.

LAPD officers shoot, kill Boyle Heights burglary suspect

The suspect was still at the scene when officers arrived, Rangel said, after responding to a call of a burglary in progress.

Santa Ana officers in pot shop raid to be arraigned

Although the charges against three Santa Ana police officers involved in a marijuana dispensary raid are minor, they could be used to terminate them later.

Pasadena police shoot suspect following traffic stop

A traffic stop near Los Robles Avenue and Buckeye Street led to a chase on foot. Police shot the suspect, who was then transported to a local hospital.

Teachers ask Supreme Court to rehear union case that tied 4-4

The teachers said in their petition Friday that the court should rehear arguments once a new justice (who could break the tie) is confirmed.

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Four county social workers have been charged in connection with the death of an 8-year-old boy who was tortured and murdered three years ago, allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend.

Uber settles for $10 million over background check statements

Uber agreed to a $25 million settlement over allegedly misleading the public about background checks of its drivers, though it admitted no wrongdoing.

Crime is down in DTLA, despite recent attacks

A string of violent crimes in downtown L.A. recently has raised concern over safety, but area crime has actually fallen slightly so far this year.

Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka guilty of obstruction, conspiracy

Tanaka faces up to 15 years in prison for participating in a cover-up meant to derail an FBI investigation into the sheriff's department.

Suspect shot, killed in Sylmar standoff

After a suspect armed with a sharp object slashed a SWAT officer during a standoff, Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man.