Crime & Justice

Beck finds officers broke policy in killing unarmed man after LAPD chase

In a recent report, the police commission rejected officers’ arguments that they feared for their safety following a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash late last year.

Couple cleared in daughter's death arrives in Los Angeles

An American couple has arrived in Los Angeles after being cleared in the death of their adopted 8-year-old daughter in Qatar.

Grand jury in Garner case heard from 50 witnesses, saw 4 videos

A New York judge allowed the release of limited information about the usually secret process. Unlike the Ferguson case, the judge released only metadata.

Cleveland police use excessive force too often, DOJ finds

The investigation was prompted by several highly publicized police encounters, chiefly the deaths of two unarmed suspects fatally wounded when police fired 137 shots into a car in 2012.

USC study reveals dramatically higher rates of child abuse

Researchers looked at data over a five-year period and focused on children from birth to age five, because they are known to be the most vulnerable to abuse.

Rite Aid settles whistleblower case for nearly $3 million

Federal authorities say the Rite Aid pharmacy chain has paid nearly $3 million to settle allegations that it improperly used gift cards to lure new business.

Feds investigate Los Angeles fireboat unit

Federal investigators are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city's port to determine whether federal licensing records were falsified.

California court strikes down DNA collection law

A California appeals court has struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.

Eric Garner: No indictment in chokehold death; Justice Dept. investigating

A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

Woman body-slammed by LAPD officers gets $550,000 settlement

A woman who was body-slammed by LAPD officers during a traffic stop for a cell phone violation settles her excessive-force claim for $550,000. One officer was fired.

More Bill Cosby accusers expected to speak out in LA

Three women who claim they were victimized by Bill Cosby are scheduled to appear at a press conference called by attorney Gloria Allred.

Ex-drummer for band Cake sentenced in molestation

Peter Ivan McNeal, 48, was sentenced to 15 years to life and ordered to register as a sex offender for molesting a 3-year-old girl, the district attorney's office said Tuesday.

Did UPS discriminate against a pregnant worker by letting her go?

When Peggy Young became pregnant, her doctor recommended not lifting more than 20 pounds and she lost her job. Now a federal law banning pregnancy discrimination faces a test before the Supreme Court.

2 charged with beating actor in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving

Prosecutors say two men have been charged with assaulting an actor who had told them to leave a Hollywood parking lot where they were driving wildly on Thanksgiving.

SoCal woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuse

Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old.

LA sues to shut down alleged medical pot delivery app

City Attorney Mike Feuer says Nestdrop can't deliver medical pot under 2013's Proposition D. Nestdrop says it only connects customers with dispensaries.