Crime & Justice

Anaheim wolf-dog Karma had its doggie death row sentence commuted

Karma was taken into custody after her owners were arrested. Due to an alleged violent past, she was sentenced to be put down — but now she's headed to a sanctuary.

California court rules against paying college athletes

A federal appeals court in California upheld a lower court's decision that profiting from athletes' likenesses violated antitrust laws, but vacated a plan that would pay them up to $5,000 per year.

Prosecutors decline to charge Caitlyn Jenner in fatal crash

Authorities said Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind a Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she crashed into two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic.

2 men sue 49ers over stadium bathroom assault

Kiran and Amish Patel say the 49ers had a responsibility to screen fans for intoxication and gang affiliation. The two cousins were attacked and seriously injured last October.

2 men plead not guilty to murdering 21-year-old UCLA sorority member

Two men were charged Tuesday with the murder of 21-year-old UCLA student Andrea Del Vesco. She was allegedly stabbed, with her apartment then being set on fire.

Bipartisan criminal-justice overhaul proposal expected as soon as Thursday

A group of senators are finalizing a bill that would make major changes to the justice system. It has the support of surprise backers like Koch Industries and the ACLU.

26-year-old behind Planned Parenthood videos debates future funding of the organization

Planned Parenthood's president Cecile Richards is making her first appearance before Congress since the release of those undercover videos. The man behind those videos speaks with us.

South LA gun dealer faces charges for alleged illegal sale

Criminal charges have been filed against Barkochba Botach in Leimert Park and a security officer at West L.A. College in connection with a firearm involved in a homicide.

Compton to receive federal aid in reducing violent crimes

The city was selected as part of a federal program that will give local law enforcement access to increased resources from federal agencies, including the FBI and DEA.

Prison spending rises, even as inmate population plummets

A new study by the Public Policy Institute of California found that even as the state's prison population has dropped dramatically, spending on corrections went up.

2 men arrested for suspected murder of UCLA student

Two suspects have been arrested in the death of UCLA student Andrea DelVesco, who was found at a Westwood apartment on September 21.

NY prison worker who helped inmates escape gets up to 7 years

Joyce Mitchell, 51, provided tools such as hacksaws, drill bits and lighted eyeglasses to two convicted killers ahead of their June 6 prison break.

Stabbings outside Glendale courthouse leave 1 dead, 1 wounded

A man in his 40s was stabbed and killed around 2 a.m. outside the Glendale courthouse. A possible fight led to the stabbing. A man in his 30s was also stabbed.

U.S. military members grapple with authority, morality in dealing with child sex abuse among Afghan allies

A New York Times article published last weekend on the paper’s website details the issue of rampant child sex abuse in Afghanistan, particularly in rural areas where local militia commanders have been put in power to help keep the Taliban at bay.

Critics say overhaul of LA jails falls short

Attorneys representing former L.A. County jail inmates who are mentally ill argue landmark federal reforms fall short, failing to help people as they exit county jails.

2 dead, suspect identified in random Banning shootings

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of going on a violent spree in the Southern California city of Banning, killing at least one person and injuring several others.