Crime & Justice

Judge sets trial date in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Anguished family members pleaded to move the case forward after years of delays. Lonnie Franklin Jr. has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of murder.

Suicides in LA County jails drop by half

The Sheriff's Department reports 5 jail suicides last year, down from 10 in 2013. The drop comes after federal officials said L.A. jail suicide rates were too high.

Medical marijuana shops can become legal in Santa Ana

Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana will soon operate legally. The rules will raise millions in revenue and other cities are watching closely.

LA Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker named US Attorney

Eileen Decker will lead one of the largest U.S. Attorneys offices in the country. She will become one of the nation's top federal prosecutors.

Black cop: 'Common to hear racial slurs, often from my own race'

Darren Sims is a rookie police officer with the city of San Bernardino, CA. As a black man, he's a minority on the force he serves on, and in the community he serves in.

Man killed in shootout with deputies was former officer

Authorities say a man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a San Bernardino County sheriff's helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer.

Parents get $800K after county workers remove their children

Amid increased scrutiny of how L.A. County handles child abuse cases, the Board of Supervisors agrees to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by two parents.

Revenge porn website operator convicted in San Diego

A San Diego man has been convicted of running a "revenge porn" website where people posted nude pictures of their ex-lovers.

Judge says California violates rights of disabled inmates

California must now stop housing disabled inmates in isolation cells solely because prisons lack housing to accommodate wheelchairs and other assistance.

Former rap mogul Suge Knight pleads not guilty to murder

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and other charges filed after he struck two men with his truck last week.

Driver in stolen pickup tries to hit LA County deputy

Authorities say they have arrested the driver of a stolen pickup who tried to run down a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, who opened fire. Nobody was hurt and the motorist escaped.

Marion 'Suge' Knight charged with murder, attempted murder

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

County jail populations across California dip after Prop 47

Inmate populations are falling in county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors.

'Power Ranger' actor arrested in fatal sword attack

A former star of the "Power Rangers" TV series has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword.

Police: Stabbing of 2 Covina men by teen is hate crime

Police have charged a Latino teenager with a hate crime for the stabbing of two black men in a Covina shopping center parking lot.

Police seek help in murder of Van Nuys transgender woman

Van Nuys police are calling for the public's help in their investigation into the murder of a transgender woman whose body was found in a burning apartment complex early Saturday morning.