Crime & Justice

Torrance police chief suspended over alleged offensive remarks

The Torrance police chief has been suspended over allegations that he made remarks against women, blacks, gays and Muslims.

After the storms, watch out for roof repair scams

An alert has been issued by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office warning about unlicensed contractors who will often approach homeowners after a storm.

​Incendiary device tossed into Pasadena Cheesecake Factory

Police say witnesses described the man who threw the device as having a heavy beard and wearing all black clothing and a black beanie. The investigation is being handled by city police but federal authorities were notified.

​Spouse arrested after off-duty LAPD officer killed in crash

Simi Valley police say 25-year-old Alayna Monroe was arrested Thursday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. Police said Monroe was behind the wheel when she crashed into an Uber car shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 1.

OC teens arrested after discussing school shooting plot

The pair of 16-year-olds were overheard talking about guns and how their attack would be "bigger than Columbine," at Troy High School in Fullerton. Another student overheard them, took a picture, and reported them to the officer on site, according to police.

LA commission reviews body-cam rules. Other cities' policies vary, KPCC finds.

As the Los Angeles Police Commission considers loosening restrictions on making LAPD officers' body cam videos public, KPCC has found that other cities in L.A. County have varying policies on the matter.

Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

A state panel has recommended paroling a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous recommendations for his release.

Immigration attorneys hit wall of silence with LAX customs officials

Attorneys say the agency has not been clear about its operations at LAX since President Trump issued his executive order Friday, refusing to say how many people its officers have detained and deported.

LAPD didn't use force in woman's in-custody death, board says

A civilian police oversight board has found there was no force used against a black woman who officials say killed herself while in Los Angeles police custody.

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

1 dead, 4 wounded in Hollywood stabbing, police shooting

Police say officers were answering a report of a stabbing at around 2 p.m. Tuesday when they saw someone stabbing people inside a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant.

City of LA finalizing settlement in Ezell Ford case

Ford's parents filed a civil lawsuit against the city after the 2014 officer-involved shooting. The dollar amount hasn't been made public. The city council is expected to approve the settlement on Feb. 8.

Suspect in slaying of Righteous Brothers singer's wife is dead

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that investigators blame Kenneth Eugene Troyer for the slaying. Karen Klaas was strangled with her pantyhose in her home.

Off-duty LAPD officer shoots 2 suspects in Downey

The suspects have been hospitalized, but their conditions are not known, according to the LAPD. The officer's injuries were minor and not life-threatening.

Why sanctuary cities are safer

President Trump has taken a hard line against "sanctuary cities" that don't aid federal officials in deporting immigrants. But a new study shows that those cities have lower crime and unemployment.

Alhambra man shot, killed by officers after family dispute

The shooting happened Friday night at a home in Alhambra. A woman called police to report a disturbance involving herself, her husband, and their son.