Crime & Justice

Man suspected of attacking 70-year-old female hiker

The Los Angeles Times reports two cyclists claim they saw the 29-year-old man strangle the woman until she lost consciousness on Tuesday morning.

LA inmate dies after being pepper-sprayed during assault

Los Angeles authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who fell unconscious after he was pepper-sprayed as he assaulted a cellmate at the Men's Central Jail.

Activists mount new effort to block downtown LA mental health jail

The proposed facility would replace Men's Central Jail. Activists say jail is not the appropriate place to treat people with mental health problems.

LA jails face 'significant challenges' improving mental health care

The court-appointed monitor says in his bi-annual report that the Sheriff's Department may have underestimated how long it will take to substantially improve care.

1 dead, several stabbed in Men's Colony prison riot

An inmate was killed during a melee involving more than 160 inmates at California Men's Colony near San Luis Obispo.

Second video shows fight before Huntington Beach officer shoots man

A new video has surfaced that appears to show a man throwing punches at the officer before he was fatally shot outside a convenience store.

2 men shot, 1 fatally, in Glassell Park

Police say the two men were shot early Sunday morning but they haven't released details on the suspect.

California considers freeing older and younger inmates

To ease overcrowding in state prisons, lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.

La Verne police officer shoots man, wounds fellow officer

An La Verne officer shot and wounded a man who refused to drop what he thought was a weapon — wounding a second officer who came to help.

​Video shows Huntington Beach officer fatally shooting a man

The officer was speaking with the man outside the store when a confrontation broke out.

California was targeted by Russian election hackers

Ten months after election day, the Department of Homeland Security finally revealed which states — 21 in all — were targeted by Russian hackers.

Seal Beach mass murderer sentenced to life in prison for salon killings

Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, was sentenced in Orange County for the 2011 killings to which he pleaded guilty three years ago.

New documentary examines tension between police, public

A new film called "The Force" looks at the clashes between the police and the public from multiple angles.

​Woman brandishes gun, machete in Kardashian-owned boutique

The woman first walked into the shop during the late morning and shouted, "stay away from Cuba," Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. She knocked several items off a counter before leaving on foot.

​Hurricane Harvey's impact blows Durst hearing into next year

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge postponed the hearing, originally scheduled next month, until April 16 to determine if there's enough evidence to try Durst for the killing of his close friend, Susan Berman.

LA County considers $4 million settlement for teen

A $3.9 million settlement for a teenage boy left with brain damage and paralysis after a fight inside one of L.A. County's juvenile halls is up for approval.