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4 more murder counts filed in Golden State Killer case

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| The 72-year-old suspect was previously charged with eight other counts of murder in Sacramento, Ventura and Orange counties.

LAPD assembles after 'Iron Man' suit vanishes from LA prop warehouse

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The suit apparently went missing from the facility in the Pacoima neighborhood between February and April 25.

Panel finds 12 LAPD officers out of policy in fatal shooting from helicopter

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The decision contradicted Chief Charlie Beck, who found all aspects of the shooting were in policy.

New York Lawmakers Pursue 'Loophole' Closure Without Its Champion, Schneiderman

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Legislators in Albany are expected to continue working on a bill that seeks to permit state prosecutions of people who have received a presidential pardon under federal law.

Judge in Stanford rape case faces recall over sentencing

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On June 5, voters will decide the fate of Aaron Persky, who sentenced Stanford student Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman.

Critics say sheriff-coroner gig is a conflict of interest

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Of California's 58 counties, 49 have a coroner who is also an elected sheriff. Alleged abuse by one of them is fueling a move toward independent medical examiners.

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DNA broke the Golden State Killer case. Could the Zodiac Killer be next?

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The Vallejo Police Department sent two letters written by the Zodiac Killer to a private lab in hopes of finding his DNA on the back of the stamps or envelope flaps that may have been licked.

Police order DNA tests to help identify Zodiac Killer after Golden State Killer arrest

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Detectives at the Vallejo Police Department have sent decades-old DNA evidence to a forensics laboratory in the hopes of identifying a serial murderer, who became known as the Zodiac Killer.

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LAPD officer accused of sexually assaulting minor; investigation launched

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The LAPD confirmed to KPCC that they initiated the investigation, but said detectives with the Torrance Police Department are now handling the case.