Crime & Justice

Hannah Graham: Remains belong to missing Va. student, authorities say

The remains of were discovered roughly 6 miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009.

Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers, police say

A hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of patrol officers in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him.

Ezell Ford killing: City says LAPD officers acted in self-defense

The August 11 shooting of Ezell Ford in South LA triggered numerous protests and comparisons to the police killing of Michael Brown in Missouri.

Attorney says LA Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's attorney is hopeful the NHL will end his indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest.

California prisons agree to end race policy

Officers have frequently locked inmates in their cells based on which races were involved in the riot, even if individual inmates of that race were not directly implicated.

LAPD chief fires detective over slur-filled training lecture

The chief fired Frank Lyga on Tuesday and it became official on Wednesday when the paperwork was sent to the city's Police Commission.

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament (updated)

A Canadian soldier and one gunman were reported dead in shooting attacks at a war memorial and the nation's Parliament building.

Company fined $25 million for work-at-home scheme

A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

Bryan Stow spoke to ESPN from his parents' home in the Northern California city of Capitola, making faces for the camera, joking about the Giants margin of victory, and saying he was happy to be alive.

Transgender, gay inmates sue over jail rights in San Bernardino

Plaintiffs say the jail keeps gay, bisexual and transgendered inmates apart from the general population, where they have little access to programs that can help them earn shorter sentences.

LA County jails report use of force up 11 percent

Many of the instances of force in LA County Jails involved the use of control holds and chemical agents such as Mace. Assistant Sheriff Terri McDonald shares more behind the trend.

Metro passenger bus shot in South Los Angeles

A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.

LAPD veteran charged with faking military leave

Police say Christine Bulicz was charged Monday with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft following an LAPD investigation.

7 sought in alleged security contract fraud

Prosecutors are seeking the arrest of seven people in connection with an Oakland-based group accused of submitting false information.

'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Brian Lucas each were charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms.

Deputy LA city attorney pleads no contest to child porn charge

Christopher Garcia, 57, received five years probation, must register as a sex offender for life and will lose his license to practice law, according to the district attorney's office.