Crime & Justice
The alert sent Friday by the L.A. County District Attorney's Office is part of a recent campaign to tamp down on scams.
A judge granted the family of John Russel Houser a petition to have him involuntarily committed to a hospital as "a danger to himself and others," according to court documents from 2008.
In this StoryCorps video, Alex Landau, who is black, recalls what happened after cops pulled him over one night: blows to his face that took 45 stitches to close up, and a gun held to his head.
A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before shooting himself, officials said.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to create the commission in the wake of a series of jail beatings and other scandals that prompted an FBI investigation and numerous indictments.
Orange County supervisors say the current oversight model isn't independent enough. They want a new one but aren't sure what's best.
The department looks to essentially replicate a mental health unit in the LAPD that has become an international model.
The autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she died in a violent homicide, authorities said Thursday.
Seventy-year-old Randolph Bruce Adair was arrested Wednesday in Rancho Santa Margarita in connection with five Orange County robberies this year.
Officer Mary O’Callaghan, 50, was convicted last month for assault under color of authority for pushing, shoving and kicking Alesia Thomas during her arrest.
A woman who picked up a nightstick dropped by an officer during a shooting in Skid Row could face 25 years to life in prison.
The California Supreme Court denied the comedian's petition to review a lawsuit brought by a woman who says he molested her when she was 15.
Dylann Roof was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion.
L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey wants to reduce the number of mentally ill behind bars. Her plan calls for special training for all law enforcement officials.
The bureau says it's treating Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez as a "homegrown violent extremist." Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities last week and killed five service members.
The dash cam shows police trying to remove Sandra Bland from her car after a minor traffic infraction. Officials say FBI agents examined the camera to ensure the video's integrity.