Crime & Justice

Man shot, killed by officer in north St. Louis

A man was shot and killed by police after brandishing a knife at St. Louis police on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Sam Dotson on social media.

MMA fighter War Machine due in California court

MMA fighter War Machine, accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in, told a California judge he won't contest his transfer in custody back to Nevada.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Students 'wanted to kill as many people as possible'

Police said Tuesday that two students, one 17 and one 16, “confirmed very cold-heartedly in the investigation” that they were planning a shooting at the school.

4 at slaughterhouse behind Calif. beef recall indicted

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said Rancho Feeding Corp. processed diseased and unhealthy animals and circumvented federal inspection rules.

After Michael Brown shooting, calls for outside review of police

The calls raise a tough question when it comes to police shootings: Who should investigate? It is often the police but that may be changing.

2 South Pasadena students arrested in connection with potential mass shooting

Detectives served warrants at each of the suspect’s homes where enough evidence was discovered to arrest the students.

Michael Brown: Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Attorney General Eric Holder will head to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities involved in the investigation, Obama said Monday.

Update: LAPD places 'security hold' on Ezell Ford autopsy

The hold keeps autopsy details secret, while investigators interview potential witnesses to the fatal LAPD shooting. Ezell Ford was killed by officers last week.

Audit finds gaps in LAPD security camera system

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General found the Los Angeles Police Department's station security camera system "inadequate," failing to capture important footage.

Compton school police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons

Some community members are upset about plans to beef up campus security by allowing campus police access to the weapons.

Santa Clarita teen arrested for alleged online threat

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials have arrested a teenager for allegedly posting an online threat to shoot students at Valencia High School.

LA County sheriff's deputy attacked, hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy remains hospitalized after being assaulted as he responded to a fight at a shopping mall.

1 killed, 2 wounded in Riverside car-to-car shooting

Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly opened fire on a car on a Riverside County freeway, killing one person and wounding two others.

Michael Brown: Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white officer.

LA County sheriff's deputy attacked, hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was in critical condition Saturday after being assaulted as he responded to a fight at a shopping mall.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Behind a campaign, a multitude of stories

We wanted to hear more from the individuals in the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown photos, featuring pointedly juxtaposed images of the same person.