Crime & Justice

Frontrunner for LA Sheriff weathered spate of officer-involved shootings

A rash of officer-involved shootings in Long Beach in 2013 provoked questions about Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, the frontrunner in the race for sheriff.

Updated: LA sheriff's deputies in obstruction case sentenced

Six deputies convicted federal court for obstructing an FBI investigation into the L.A. County jails were sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of two years prison.

White House security breach: Intruder had 800 rounds in car

The accused intruder, former soldier Omar J. Gonzalez, had been arrested earlier in the summer in Virginia with a carful of weapons, authorities said, and a prosecutor noted Gonzalez had a map with The White House circled.

LA attorney faces suspension over doctored celebrity photos

Los Angeles attorney Svitlana Sangary posted several doctored photos on her law firm's website that made it appear that she posed with various celebrities.

LA County man charged in son's fatal stabbing

The district attorney's office says Alejandro Santoyo Sanchez faces one count each of murder and assault on a child causing death.

NFL looks to training to prevent domestic violence by players

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

Boyfriend detained after woman's body found in car in Monrovia

Authorities received a call Sunday from the boyfriend's parents, who were concerned about the welfare of their son and his girlfriend.

Can cops record you without your consent?

The tape of actress Daniele Watts revealed why some police officers carry their own recorders: it can clear up the he-said-she-said. Here's an FAQ on what cops can and can't do with personal audio recorders.

I-15 freeway lanes reopened after fatal shooting between biker gangs

Authorities said a man was fatally wounded during a shootout between the Mongols and Hells Angels near Corona Saturday night.

Actress detained by LAPD refuses to apologize

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

King Fire: Record amount of retardant used on California fire

A massive wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames.

Driver of stolen van that hit dog gets prison time

The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison.

LA examining system where people can text to 9-1-1

Advocates say allowing texting to 9-1-1 would assist the deaf community as well as people unable to speak during an emergency.

Man walking on Green Line tracks forces 105 Freeway shutdown

Commuters on the 105 Freeway in Lynwood withstood massive backup because authorities was dealing with a shirtless man walking on the tracks of the Metro Green Line.

Privacy groups take second hit on license plate data

An initial ruling issued upheld the right of authorities to block public viewing info collected on vehicles by networks of cameras on stoplights and police cars.

South Pasadena students recall 1940 murder spree (archival photos)

Seventy-four years ago, a junior high school principal in South Pasadena went on a shooting rampage that left five people dead.