Crime & Justice

McDade shooting investigation released after legal battle

After years of legal wrangling, a report on the investigation into Kendrec McDade's death was made public Tuesday. The Pasadena man was shot by police in 2012.

Supreme Court won't take up case over Planned Parenthood documents

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia voted to hear the case over whether documents from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England should be turned over to an anti-abortion group.

56 arrested during Highland gang sweep

The department says the action Friday was an effort to identify and document gang members and prospects and curb gang-related crime in the city.

LA law enforcement officials weigh-in on transparency, body cams

A KPCC investigation revealed that officers shot 375 people between 2010 and 2014. No officers have been prosecuted for any of those shootings.

Police: Man punches 'NCIS' actress near her Hollywood home

Pauley Perrette says she was "alone, terrified and trapped" when a man attacked her and threatened to kill her as she walked in front of her home.

LAPD union says 'Preservation of Life' award will endanger cops

Police union leaders warn Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's effort to encourage less use of force could lead to officer deaths.

80-year-old reputed mobster acquitted in 1978 heist portrayed in 'Goodfellas'

Vincent Asaro was charged in helping with the Lufthansa heist that was depicted in the "Goodfellas" movie.

Vigil planned for Joseph Gatto 2 years after still-unsolved murder

The 78-year old was a celebrated arts teacher in L.A. public schools, a painter, jewelry designer and author. A vigil Thursday marks two years to the day since his murder.

California's death penalty system upheld on appeal

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal judge's ruling Thursday that had declared California's death penalty system unconstitutional.

3 men arrested in connection to El Pollo Loco thefts

There has been a string of burglaries at 31 El Pollo Loco restaurants across Southern California.

Officer Involved: how to have unbiased reviews of shootings

The review of officer-involved shootings is often handled internally. Wisconsin is one of the first states to have require an independent investigation.

Police detain people in connection with 2 bodies found in Montecito Heights park

Several people have been detained in connection with two young women whose bodies were found in a Montecito Heights park last month. No arrests have been made.

3 students arrested after brawl at Hawthorne High School

Security will be beefed up at Los Angeles County's Hawthorne High School on the first day of classes following a brawl between students that resulted in three arrests.

Police shoot, kill armed man near San Francisco hospital

San Francisco's police chief says officers have shot and killed a man who was pointing a rifle at a hospital from atop an adjacent construction site.

OC pursues unprecedented oversight over prosecutors

In an unparalleled move, O.C. supervisors have decided to expand the role of civilian oversight and review to all law enforcement, including the district attorney.

Officer Involved: trustworthy data on shootings is elusive

All of the official statistical tallies are supposed to be comprehensive. All of them are off by half and for different reasons.