Crime & Justice
Last week, the judge yanked the district attorney's office off the case of convicted killer Scott Dekraai after finding sheriff's deputies on the prosecution team lied or withheld evidence during a hearing on the use of jailhouse informants.
The amount was set Friday after a judge heard arguments from a prosecutor who noted Knight's lengthy criminal history.
Sharper, 39, is sought on a warrant in Las Vegas, but he has been jailed since Feb. 27 in Los Angeles, where he earlier pleaded not guilty to drugging and raping two women in 2013.
The Los Angeles Police Department released the names Thursday of three officers who shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row on March 1, 2015.
The warrant, filed Thursday, says that 27-year-old Henry Solis called his father, Victor Solis of Lancaster, for help after a brawl outside a downtown Pomona bar.
Eleven workers say they had to clean and paint apartments for L'Amande French Bakery owners, toil at least 13 hours daily at the bakery, and were threatened with lawsuits if they reported the conditions.
Police and school administrators remain tight-lipped about the details surrounding the arrest of 12 students, but assured parents Venice High School is safe.
Police identified the suspect as Ryan Giroux, a 41-year-old ex-convict who has served three stints in state prison since 1994.
A judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs didn't show that accusations by activist investor Bill Ackman are evidence of fraud by Herbalife.
Robert Durst, the subject of HBO's "The Jinx," is in custody in Louisiana on gun charges while awaiting a transfer to L.A. to face murder charges in the death of his friend Susan Berman.
Investigators believe the assaults involved two teenage girls and took place on and off campus at Venice High School, beginning in December 2013 and continuing into this month.
The letter was received at a mail screening facility Monday. Initial biological testing was negative. Additional testing returned a "presumptive positive."
The investigation began with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.
Durst, 71, is charged with murder in a Los Angeles killing 15 years ago, and has been suspected — but never charged — in the disappearance of his first wife in New York.
Henry Solis, a probationary officer with LAPD who is wanted for murder, has not shown up for work since a fight in Pomona that ended in another man's death earlier this week.
Former city Treasurer Albert T. Robles was convicted in 2006 for extracting nearly $2 million in bribes from contractors and sharing the money with family and friends.