Crime & Justice

California Supreme Court allows governor's prison plan

The court's decision means Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to reduce the state's prison population will come before voters in November.

Gun used in Minnesota, UCLA shootings appears to be the same

Preliminary ballistics tests on shell casings found at shooting scenes in Minnesota and at the UCLA were fired from the same gun, police said Friday.

Jurors debating fate of Grim Sleeper serial murderer

Jurors must decide between the death penalty and life in prison for one of L.A.'s most prolific serial killers. Lonnie Franklin Jr. murdered at least ten women in South L.A.

UCLA shooting update: Coroner identifies second victim

A Minnesota coroner has identified the body of a woman killed in Brooklyn Park as that of Ashley Erin Hasti, who had been married to UCLA shooting assailant Mainak Sarkar.

UCLA community gathers for second of 2 vigils following shooting

UCLA students and faculty gathered Friday for a second vigil to remember engineering professor William Klug, killed Wednesday in a murder-suicide on campus.

How a lynching law led to a Black Lives Matter activist's conviction

This week an African-American woman was convicted after being charged under California Penal Code statute 405a. Until recently, the charge was known as “lynching.”

Report: Agents delayed during San Bernardino terror probe

The delays came during the search for Enrique Marquez, a friend of the shooters, according to the report.

Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling to surrender in child porn case

Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the series, is scheduled to be arraigned on two charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Who is Clara Foltz and why is there a criminal justice building named after her?

Turns out, Foltz was largely responsible for starting the idea of the public defender's office and was the first woman to be admitted into the California Bar.

UCLA murder-suicide suspect linked to Minnesota shooting

Police say former UCLA doctoral student Mainak Sarkar likely killed a woman in Minnesota before fatally shooting a professor and then himself in L.A.

UCLA witness: Professor held door shut after hearing gunshots

An eyewitness says a fast-thinking professor's actions may have prevented yesterday's shooting at UCLA from spilling into an even bigger tragedy.

William Klug remembered fondly following UCLA shooting

Klug's work included a focus on the mechanics of biological systems, such as cancer cells, with UCLA saying in an obituary that he conducted "life-saving research."

Inside a classroom during the UCLA murder-suicide

If you're in a classroom and you want to keep a shooter out, but the door opens outwards, what do you do? You get inventive.

Chimney Fire burns 1,000 acres

The Chimney Fire started burning Wednesday afternoon in and near the Owens Peak and Chimney Peak wilderness areas on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Prosecutors: Gun buyer in SB massacre knew aspiring jihadists

The revelation in a court filing Tuesday says Enrique Marquez Jr. was associated with a group arrested as they tried to fly to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida.

2 dead in UCLA murder-suicide, including professor

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said investigators had determined there was a homicide and suicide in an engineering building on the campus of UCLA Wednesday morning.