Crime & Justice

Michael Brown: Officer who shot him didn't know he was a suspect

The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.

Ezell Ford: Anger, sadness over South LA fatal police shooting

Some South LA residents disbelieve the police version of events in the killing of Ezell Ford, but they have exercised restraint in their protests against the LAPD.

Michael Brown: Hundreds gather in LA to protest teen's killing

About 500 people gathered in Los Angeles's Leimert Park to protest the killing of teen Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

Michael Brown: Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.

High-profile faces join protest of LAPD shooting of mentally ill man

Public attention escalated Thursday over the shooting of a 25-year-old mentally ill man by LAPD officers in South Los Angeles earlier this week.

Calif. bill conforms sentencing for use of cocaine, crack

Bill supporters say white drug users tend to snort cocaine while black and Latino users tend to smoke crack. The bill aims to make the penalty for both forms the same.

Family says Compton man beaten by sheriff's deputies

Attorneys for a Compton man injured in a confrontation with sheriff's deputies called for an investigation into the incident --and for criminal charges against the man to be dropped.

Ferguson: A guide to the Missouri police shooting

After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, authorities have resisted calls to release the name of the officer.

Singer Chris Brown doing well since jail release, judge says

A judge says that Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has been doing well and following probation rules since his release from jail in June.

LAX stowaway sentenced to jail for violating probation

A stowaway who was ordered to stay away from LAX has been sentenced to jail after admitting she violated her probation by going back to the airport.

LAPD says man grabbed for officer’s gun in fatal shooting

Police said the incident began with an unprovoked attack on officers. Family members of the man killed argue the shooting was unjustified.

Los Angeles immigration judge recused from Iranian cases sues

An immigration judge has sued the Justice Department alleging she was recused from hearing cases involving Iranians because of her involvement in the Iranian-American community.

Unpaid O.J. Simpson civil judgment to be auctioned

After waiting 17 years for O.J. Simpson to pay a $9 million wrongful death judgment, Ronald Goldman's mother is selling her right to the cash online.

Michael Brown: Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

Residents packed two churches Tuesday evening for community meetings about the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown

Man fatally shot by LAPD during stop in South LA

The man fatally shot by police on Monday night was on foot, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. Police did not say if he was armed.

Kendrec McDade: Pasadena to withhold part of report on police shooting

An independent report looks into the shooting death of the unarmed college student by Pasadena police officers, but the city wants to withhold portions of it from the public.