Crime & Justice

Moms stop 2 attempted kidnappings in Glendale

The incidents occurred about 20 minutes apart and less than a mile from each other, according to the Glendale Police Department.

Neighborhood mourns 14-year-old killed by police

Boyle Heights neighbors gathered in a vigil Wednesday night to mourn a 14-year-old boy killed by Los Angeles police officers Tuesday.

Public libraries serve the homeless more than just books

Southern California public libraries have become daytime shelters for the homeless. In Santa Ana, the staff is rearranging furniture in order to keep a closer eye on them.

DOJ report details abuses by Baltimore police

The Department of Justice found a "pattern or practice" of discrimination by the city's police. But the report also spotlights the individual victims — and the injustices behind the numbers.

Claim filed in death of man killed by LA County deputy

The precursor to a lawsuit filed Tuesday says the department did not have probable cause when deputies confronted Donnell Thompson Jr. on July 28 in Compton.

Police fatally shoot teenager in Boyle Heights

A gun was recovered at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting occurred in the area of Breed Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue.

'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death for 10 LA serial murders

Lonnie Franklin Jr. was sentenced to death Wednesday for murdering a teenage girl and nine women in a poor section of the city between 1985 and 2007.

Driver shot by police, hospitalized following Highland Park traffic stop

There was an officer-involved shooting Tuesday at around 2 a.m. in the Highland Park area, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado told KPCC.

Notorious 'Pillowcase Rapist' taken back into custody

Although it isn't clear why he was taken back into custody, Hubbart has been in and out of prisons and state psychiatric hospitals since his first rape conviction in 1972.

Man fatally shot by deputies was not carjacking suspect

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department now says an unarmed black man killed by deputies in Compton last month was not involved in a carjacking.

PG&E found guilty of obstructing investigators after deadly San Bruno blast

Prosecutors said the San Francisco-based utility misled federal officials about the standard it was using to identify high-risk pipelines.

LA sheriff essentially bans deputies from shooting at moving cars

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has changed its policy to essentially ban sheriff's deputies from shooting at moving vehicles, unless another threat is present.

Orlando nightclub killer was shot 8 times by law enforcement

Omar Mateen did not have illegal drugs or alcohol in his system, according to an autopsy report released by the medical examiner in Orange County, Fla.

LA to pay $50K to settle detective's discrimination lawsuit

Los Angeles will pay $50,000 to settle a suit filed by Frank Lyga, who lost his job after making racially charged comments in a training session.

Ex-LA Coliseum exec pleads guilty to conflict of interest

Former events manager Todd DeStefano has pleaded no contest to a conflict of interest charge in a $1.8 million kickback and bribery scheme.

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca faces new conspiracy charges

The charges include conspiring to obstruct justice and obstructing justice in connection with his department’s efforts to block a federal investigation into the jails.