Crime & Justice

Jodi Arias, convicted murderer, gets life term with no chance for release

The decision by Judge Sherry Stephens was largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life in prison.

Los Angeles to pay $8M to man wrongly convicted of murder

The city of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

Minister: Shooting of SC black man by white officer racist

The death of a black man shot in the back while fleeing a white police officer was the act of a racist cop, a minister at the funeral of Walter Scott said Saturday.

Update: US Capitol lockdown lifted

A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after shots were fired in an apparent suicide attempt.

FBI to probe deputy-arranged inmate fights in SF

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the independent probe Friday, and a representative from theFBI confirmed the investigation in an email.

FBI launches investigation into beating by SB Sheriff deputies

The FBI has launched an investigation into whether San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies violated the civil rights of a man who was beaten Thursday after he led deputies on a pursuit on a horse.

Fatal SC police shooting: Gap remains in video record

What happened during the minutes in between a dashboard camera and eyewitness cellphone video that led a police officer to become a killer remains a mystery.

Civilians can record police encounters, but when is it interference?

Courts have ruled that civilians have a constitutional right to videotape police encounters in public. But they can't interfere with police activity.

LAPD body cams: Cloud storage raises concern

The LAPD plans to store thousands of hours of video collected from officers' body cameras in the cloud.

LA jails seek to expand mental health staff to avoid DOJ lawsuit

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department wants to hire 77 employees as part of an anticipated agreement with the federal government on improving jail conditions.

San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies kick, punch man after horse pursuit

A man who led authorities on a pursuit was tased and beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies in Apple Valley Thursday afternoon.

LAPD Chief Beck: SC police shooting 'a criminal act'

North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Scott captured in a separate video.

AP: Dozens of intruders have breached CA airport fences

There have been at least 82 perimeter security breaches at four major California airports from 2004 to 2015, the AP investigation found.

South Carolina police shooting: Officer had prior excessive force complaint

The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back was allowed to stay on the force despite a 2013 complaint that he used excessive force against another unarmed black man.

Officers shoot, kill armed shooting suspect in Boyle Heights

Police say officers investigating gunshots late Wednesday came upon a man collapsed in the street with bullet wounds and encountered a suspect blocks away.

'The Jinx': Real estate heir Durst pleads not guilty to firearm charges

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to two weapons charges in a New Orleans court.