Crime & Justice
The convicted Sinaloa cartel boss has been held most recently in a prison near the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez.
County prosecutors say Wednesday's sentencing comes five years after Patrick Lynch pleaded guilty to one felony count of conflict of interest five years ago.
The CHP officers fatally shot Pedro Villanueva as he drove his truck towards them. The practice of shooting at moving cars has been banned by the LAPD and LA Sheriff's Department unless there is no other way to escape.
Scathing federal reports on police abuses, new polls showing cops are divided on matters of race, and a controversial Justice Department nominee all raise the specter of more national rancor.
Long Beach police said a woman with a knife was shot dead Sunday morning after threatening customers at a Jack in the Box. Another fatal shooting occurred about 12 hours later in Azusa.
A judge has ordered a notorious serial rapist who muffled victim's screams with a pillowcase back to a California state mental hospital because he violated terms of his release.
Sheriff's deputies say Sgt. Steve Owen was shot in October by 27-year-old Trenton Trevon Lovell, who then pumped four more bullets into Owen's body as he lay on the ground.
Takata air bag inflators can explode with too much force, spewing metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 16 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured.
Across California, 30 police agencies use drones to gather intelligence on barricaded suspects and in search and rescue operations. Privacy concerns remain.
The union that represents nearly 10,000 rank and file LAPD backs the proposal, which would create all-civilian panels to review police misconduct. Studies show civilians are more lenient with cops.
Pew surveyed nearly 8,000 officers. Among other things, the group asked about recent killings of black civilians by police and the protests that followed. Officers said they now feel less safe.
A California appeals court has tossed out a law that sought more transparency by banning grand juries, which meet in secret, from determining whether police officers involved in fatal shootings should face criminal charges.
The penalty is the largest against an automaker in U.S. history. A grand jury also returned an indictment against six VW executives and employees for their roles in the scheme.
No criminal charges will be filed against an El Cajon police officer in the shooting death of Alfred Olango last year. His family says they won't be swayed in their search for justice.
Dylann Roof, 22, murdered nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. He told the jury that prosecutors "don't know what real real hatred looks like."
The brother of the male attacker in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting that left 14 dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to immigration fraud.