Crime & Justice

LA County sheriff's sergeant shot, killed; suspect arrested

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed on Wednesday, a department spokesperson said at a press conference.

Man dies after being hit with Taser by Burbank police

Police say the 66-year-old man got into a physical altercation with officers outside a house and an officer discharged his Taser to subdue him, causing the man to collapse.

LAPD releases security camera video in fatal police shooting

Police say the footage shows 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr. was armed with a handgun when officers shot and killed him on Saturday.

Metro station shut after deputy shooting in downtown Santa Monica

A man was shot and wounded after lunging at a deputy with a knife and struggling with deputies at the downtown Santa Monica Expo Line station.

Family of black man shot by Sacramento cops wants charges

The officers "behaved like big game hunters closing in on an animal," said John Burris, a lawyer for the family of Joseph Mann, who was mentally unstable and homeless.

Police say man fatally shot in South LA carried replica gun

The shooting occurred a few miles from where a crowd gathered to protest the deadly police shooting Saturday of an 18-year-old black man.

LAPD says unreleased video backs its claims in South LA shooting

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Monday said a fatal police shooting was partly captured on video from a nearby business.

Video suggests Sacramento police drove at man they then shot

The officers can be heard saying "I'm gonna hit him" and "OK, go for it" before appearing to drive their cruiser toward Joseph Mann.

Supreme Court rejects NCAA appeal of antitrust ruling

The high court's decision leaves in place a 2014 decision that NCAA's use of names, images and likenesses of college athletes without compensation violates antitrust law.

Finally, former gangsters can set the record straight

Under a new law, police must inform anyone who is added to the state's gang member database. It also allows people to file an appeal and have their names removed.

Activists want answers for fatal South LA police shooting

Activists on Sunday called on Los Angeles police to publicly name the officers involved in the deadly shooting of an 18-year-old black man near his home.

Protesters gather after police fatally shoot man in South LA

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that came at the end of a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle.

Officials release 911 call, security video in Pasadena Tasering death

Authorities have released a security video as well as a 911 call made by the dead man's family. Police say a fight ensued after officers used a Taser on the man. Protestors took to the streets to protest the death.

Death of man Tasered by Pasadena police under investigation

Police say a fight ensued early Friday morning after officers used a Taser on the man when he ignored orders to drop a knife.

El Cajon shooting: Police release video showing shooting of black man

The footage shows an officer firing four shots almost immediately after the man raises both hands and takes what has been described as a shooting stance.

California counties building 10K cells for inmates with mental illness

About $2.5 billion in state funding is going to constructing 10,000 new jail cells throughout the state. Many projects are focused on improving conditions for mentally ill inmates.