Crime & Justice

Carjacking suspect dies after deputies shoot at him from helicopter

A carjacking suspect who drove on the wrong side of the freeway in San Bernardino on Friday afternoon was killed after officers fired on him from a helicopter.

Police investigating pot aroma uncover big grow operation

Police called the grow operation "sophisticated," and said the pot seized is worth at least a half-million dollars.

Man killed in restaurant standoff was tied to homicide

Investigators say Eddie Tapia was being investigated in the death of 46-year-old Rocio Vasquez, whose body was found inside a burned home in east Los Angeles.

Former church official pleads guilty to insurance scam

Former official for First AME Church in South LA Constance Gail Fortune was a licensed insurance agent who sold auto, life and homeowners policies to seniors over a two year period, but never purchased them.

Dad convicted of hurling child off cliff faces life term

Jurors found Cameron Brown, 53, a former airline baggage handler, guilty of hurling the girl from Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes in November 2000 amid a bitter custody dispute with her mother.

Injured man arrested in connection with Yorba Linda fire

Erik Virgil was seen running from the area where a brush and vehicle fire was reported. He was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Friend of Dylann Roof, accused Charleston church shooter, arrested

Joey Meek 21, was arrested Thursday by the FBI. He was notified in August he was under investigation for possible felonies related to his statements to investigators.

Suspect shot by LAPD officers in Los Feliz has died

A 40-year-old man is dead after being shot by LAPD officers in Los Feliz Wednesday afternoon, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado told KPCC.

LAUSD can't fault 14-year-old for her own sexual assault, court rules

An appellate court has ruled that the LAUSD can't blame a 14-year-old student for her own sexual assault or introduce evidence showing her prior sexual history.

Ex-gang member says he was triggerman in drug 'tax' killing

A Southern California man has acknowledged killing a gang member who failed to pay the Mexican Mafia a "tax" on drug sales.

4 charged with kidnap, torture of couple at Central California marijuana store

Four people have been charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a couple for days at a Central California marijuana supply store.

LAPD officers shoot man who allegedly shot, killed woman

The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, said LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado. Officers later learned that the man had shot a woman, Preciado said.

LAPD Chief: Bodycam videos 'investigative tool,' not for public consumption

The LAPD is awaiting word on whether federal money will help fund bodycams, after the ACLU asked the Justice Department to halt funding because videos will largely be kept from the public.

Southern California doctor charged in $150 million insurance scam

Indictments unsealed Tuesday say a doctor and 14 associates bilked insurance companies out of $150 million in the scheme.

Father charged with stabbing 3 sons to death in South LA

The district attorney's office alleges special circumstances — multiple murders and use of a knife in a killing — that would make Fuentes eligible for the death penalty.

Fontana man charged with attempted murder in shooting of California Highway Patrol officer

Thirty-year-old John Garcia is accused of attempted murder, assaulting a peace officer with a firearm and fleeing the crime scene.