Crime & Justice

Reported LA hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2016

Hate crimes reported in the city of Los Angeles increased by 15 percent in 2016, a new report from California State University, San Bernardino shows.

Bell Gardens casino reopens after raid by federal agents

The raid was carried out by a financial crime task force that includes agents with ICE, the IRS and the California bureau of gambling control. No arrests were reported.

LA Sheriff's Antelope Valley settlement agreement in AG's crosshairs

A 2015 agreement was designed to reform deputies' behavior after the Justice Department found they had engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional misconduct.

​Ex-deputies plead to lesser charge in beating case

Two former San Bernardino sheriff's deputies who had been charged with beating a man who fled on a stolen horse have pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace.

​Man who crashed into LA police car convicted of assault

Mynor Varela is accused of intentionally broadsiding a police cruiser on May 3, 2014, in order to help his friend whose car was being pursued by police.

​Uber driver accused of assaulting passenger in Santa Ana

The woman told investigators her driver parked his Toyota Sienna along a street and attacked her in the vehicle. She said she managed to get out and run away to call police.

​Illegal shooting rises in Riverside County's Perris area

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says its Perris Station deputies have been responding to increased complaints of illegal shooting.

Traffic ticket amnesty window closes Monday

If you have an outstanding traffic ticket that was due before Jan. 1, 2013, you may qualify for California’s one-time amnesty program.

Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement

The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego approves the agreement in which President Donald Trump will pay $25 million to settle lawsuits with about 7,000 customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate.

Burglars of a feather 'flock' together in LA's wealthy enclaves

Each day, a gang hand-picks teams of burglars, who ditch their usual attire for button-down shirts and hop into shiny luxury sedans to blend in as they search for prime targets: homes with no one inside and lots of jewelry and other valuables on hand. Several celebrities have been targeted.

Video appears to show LA County deputy ignoring shooting call

A video posted on YouTube last month shows the deputy in his patrol car as a dispatcher announces a shooting. He then looks into the camera and says, "Someone got shot. Oh well."

A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

A U.S. judge in Hawaii is keeping President Donald Trump's travel ban on hold until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts. Here's a look at the ruling and what comes next.

Man hangs himself after 3 months in immigration custody

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 32-year-old Osmar Epifanio Gonzalez-Gadba hanged himself at a detention center in Adelanto. He died six days later.

Feds arrest former Compton deputy treasurer on embezzlement charges

Salvador Galvan was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents pursuant to a criminal complaint that accuses him of stealing more than $3.7 million of city funds.

California will seek death penalty for Seal Beach salon killer

The state's attorney general will continue to seek the death penalty for the man who killed eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon and whose sentencing has been delayed by a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants.

College campus free-speech zones face new scrutiny, lawsuit

The debate is headed to a federal court in California, where a student on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Pierce College's free-speech area.