Crime & Justice

When police are given body cameras, do they use them?

An independent monitor's report on the Denver Police Department's use of body-worn cameras found that during a six-month trial run, just one in four use-of-force incidents was actually recorded.

Rich NY eccentric's family 'grateful' for his murder arrest

Robert Durst, the New York billionaire who has been the willing subject of an HBO series about a series of unsolved murders, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans.

14 teens investigated for sexual assaults at Venice High

Police said eight people were arrested on campus and another off campus, while five more were wanted in connection with the case.

4 years after Kelly Thomas killing, have Fullerton police improved?

The beating death of a homeless mentally ill man brought task force and consultant reviews. Since then, the police department has begun reaching out to the homeless.

Ex-'Survivor' producer sentenced to 12 years in Cancun slaying of wife

The American producer was on vacation in Cancun with his Brazilian-born wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman, and their two children in 2010 when her body was found in a sewer cistern at the resort where they were staying.

LA man charged after boy, 9, takes loaded gun to Tarzana school

Aaron Martin of Canoga Park was charged Thursday with misdemeanors and could face a year in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

Judge removes OC DA from Seal Beach salon murder case

An Orange County judge has decided the DA shouldn't be allowed to keep the case because of a scandal over the use of jailhouse snitches.

Student arrested after social media threats against LA County high school

Sheriff's officials say someone alerted investigators late Wednesday to threats against Lawndale High School on the social media app Burnbook.

California tribe accused of squandering casino's millions

In the federal suit filed Tuesday, tribe members who lost control of the Rolling Hills Casino last year are accused of spending $17 million on lavish lifestyles.

Lawmakers criticize US law enforcement profiling guidelines

A California congresswoman criticized new Justice Department guidelines restricting federal law enforcement agencies from racial profiling.

Police: Unfounded report of shots at rapper Lil Wayne home

Police units responded Wednesday after someone called to say four people had been shot at the waterfront home in Miami.

Skid row activists keep pressure on LAPD after fatal shooting

Activists gather at LA Police Commission meeting to ask for independent review of fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American man on Skid Row.

Costa Mesa proposes medical marijuana regulations

Amid pressure from voter petitions, Costa Mesa city officials will consider a draft ordinance to regulate medical marijuana sales, cultivation and delivery.

Missouri appeals judge appointed to take over Ferguson court

Judge Roy Richter will hear all of Ferguson's pending and future municipal court cases. Richter will have the authority to overhaul court policies to ensure defendants' rights.

Suspect on the run with 1-year-old, last seen in San Pedro

An Amber Alert was issued after Jayden Nathaniel Santiago was taken by his father, following a violent altercation between his mother and her current boyfriend.

Police agencies line up to learn about implicit bias

The Los Angeles Police Department expects to send more than 5,000 officers through the Museum of Tolerance's course on "implicit bias" over the next several years. (Plus, take a test to determine your own biases.)