Crime & Justice

LA Coliseum’s ex-events manager sentenced in embezzlement case

Todd DeStefano, 43, last month pleaded no contest to a felony conflict of interest charge for allegedly diverting Coliseum event funds to his own company.

LAPD commission calls for closer look at racial profiling claims

Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill called for the motion Tuesday after hearing from LAPD officials that the department has not upheld any allegations of biased policing since 2013.

FBI refuses to say why an agent killed a Compton man

While the Department of Justice has called for more transparency after police shootings, the FBI has given few details about the fatal shooting of David Coborubio.

2 Los Angeles officers charged with DUI accident coverup

Prosecutors say the officers decided not to conduct an investigation, putting the man in their patrol car, driving him to his apartment and telling him to get some sleep.

Rams agree to pay for security at LA Coliseum

The agreement also covers the cost of fire and sanitation services. The team has agreed to make retroactive payments for two preseason home games from last month.

Man who stole officer's car dies while being detained in San Gabriel

Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are investigating the death of the man, whose identity has not been released.

LA County law enforcement shot at cars 28 times over 5 years

Only four agencies had multiple vehicle shootings, including Glendale, which has a policy allowing police to shoot at cars they perceive are being used as weapons.

Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex offender registries

The ex-Stanford student recently became a registered sex offender for life, but a growing number of people have been questioning the fairness of the lifetime registry system.

7 Bay Area police officers to be charged over sex scandal

The ever-deepening scandal has thrown the Oakland Police Department into crisis and put dozens of other officers under suspicion.

Report provides finer detail of San Bernardino terror attack

A new report from the Police Foundation, a policy study group, and the Department of Justice says three men tried to stop the armed couple, rushing at them before being shot.

Crews find, test items in dig for Cal Poly student missing 20 years

Kristin Smart has been missing since 1996. After digging near the landmark "P" at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo this week, authorities are analyzing some items to see if they are related to the case.

Ties are tense between the police and people of Skid Row

Forrest Stuart documented the police strategy in Skid Row, and how the people of Skid Row would go to great lengths to avoid trouble.

Court upholds California energy crisis manipulation findings

A federal appeals court Thursday upheld an energy commission's finding against several power companies accused of manipulating prices during California's energy crisis more than a decade ago.

LA County program has nabbed 10K guns from felons since 2000

Supervisor Mike Antonovich says the program, which confiscates guns, drugs and other contraband from felons on probation, should be mandatory for all California counties.

Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings

After illegally opening millions of unauthorized accounts for customers, Wells Fargo is paying $185 million in civil penalties, including $50 million to the city and county of Los Angeles.

Californians split over extent of police abuse, poll finds

State residents were asked if racial profiling and excessive use of force by police are significant problems in the U.S. and in California.