Crime & Justice
Prosecutors say the teens killed Xinran Ji during an attempted robbery July 24 as he walked home from a late-night study session at the University of Southern California campus.
County supervisors appoint five people to a working group that will decide the size, scope and authority of future Citizens Oversight Commission
A defendant in a bribery scandal involving the nation's largest public pensionfund appears to have shot and killed himself at a Nevada gun club.
Animal control officers say they have seized an 8-foot alligator in a boxwith two dead cats in a suburban Los Angeles backyard.
The drop in crime in areas patrolled by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department stands in contrast to an increase in the LAPD's crime rate.
Prosecutors say Alexander Hernandez entered his plea Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to charges that could bring the death penalty.
Ford showed promise in his early years, but faced drug and weapons prosecutions and gang violence before his mental health problems surfaced.
Valley Vista High School in Huntington Beach is installing new bullet resistant doors and automated locks to protect from active shooters.
Five people have been charged with illegally selling vast quantities of powerful and addictive prescription drugs — including the cough syrup nicknamed "purple drank."
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Tuesday to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month.
A Los Angeles man who beat his mother to death with a hammer and partially dismembered her has been sentenced to prison.
The videos displayed in a hearing against three teenagers charged with murder showed shadowy figures getting out of a car, confronting the victim and chasing him.
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services is testing an algorithm that would tell social workers which children are most at risk of abuse.
The state insurance commissioner on Monday said the Mercury agents collected about the same amount in unapproved fees from consumers between 1999 and 2004.
Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and a parking control officer have been relieved of duty over allegations that they stole items from towed vehicles or took money from owners to avoid impounding their cars.
The jump is due in part to an increase in aggravated assaults, alcohol-related brawls, domestic violence. Murders and rapes were up, too. Property crimes dipped.