Crime & Justice

LAPD officers shoot, kill woman in South LA after reported robbery

After trying to detain the woman, the officers shot her, according to the LAPD. No information on the woman's actions was available. The officers were not wearing body cameras.

1 inmate killed in Northern California prison riot

Corrections officials say one inmate is dead and five others have been taken to an outside hospital to be treated for stab wounds after a riot at a Northern California state prison.

Texas police officer fired after fatally shooting unarmed college student

The shooting occurred in the early hours of Friday, after a 911 caller reported that a "thin black man with a blond mohawk" was jumping on top of a car at a dealership.

Feds say California DMV employees traded cash for licenses

Truck-driving school owners paid Department of Motor Vehicles employees up to $5,000 per license to falsify computer records, federal authorities said.

NFL's effort to combat domestic violence may go for the long game

Last year's domestic violence scandal in the NFL spurred the league into action on an issue critics said had gone ignored for years. The problem continues — and so do the efforts to fight it.

LA County supervisors advance plan to replace Men’s Central Jail

County supervisors on Tuesday voted to move ahead on a 3,885-bed facility after putting plans for a larger one on hold while they studied ways to divert mentally ill out of the jail system.

Ezell Ford protest briefly shuts LA Police Commission meeting

A loud protest by Black Lives Matter inside a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday prompted the LAPD to declare an unlawful assembly.

Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Supervisors propose putting $100 million into jail diversion

On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will vote on putting about $100 million into proposals aimed at diverting mentally ill jail inmates into treatment.

Long Beach gang hit with identify theft, tax fraud charges

More than 22 members of a Long Beach gang were arrested for tax fraud and identify theft, among other crimes, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Monday.

2 killed during argument at Los Angeles County McDonald's

Deputy Kelvin Moody says the shooting happened late Saturday in the unincorporated Willowbrook area.

3 dead, 1 critically injured in North Hills crash; driver arrested

The crash between a Toyota Corolla and a Jeep Liberty happened in the 8300 block of North Haskell Avenue, near Roscoe Boulevard.

7 critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Hollywood

The Los Angeles Fire Department says that the victims include a 1-month-old boy, a 2-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, three adults ranging in age from 19 to 50, and one adult whose age is unknown.

Mother of abandoned Los Angeles newborn arrested

The boy's umbilical cord was still attached when a homeless man found him in stroller near the University of Southern California Tuesday afternoon.

Brothers sentenced for running international sports betting ring

A judge in San Diego sentenced Jan Portocarrero to 18 months on Friday. Erik Portocarrero, got 22 months. They also were fined $50,000.

Long Beach police shoot man to death after alleged stabbing

Five of the six people who were stabbed were taken to nearby hospitals and one person was treated and released at the scene, spokesman Brian Fisk of the Long Beach Fire Department said.