Crime & Justice

3 dead in Pasadena shooting; suspect in custody

Three people were killed when a man with a rifle began shooting at passersby in the 1700 block of Summit Avenue on Saturday, police said.

LA police union rejects contract with city

Nearly 6,000 rank and file officers voted against the tentative agreement over four days, the Los Angeles Police Protective League said Saturday.

Debate continues over how to police the sheriff's department

With the L.A. Board of Supervisors poised to debate creating a civilian oversight commission later this month, sheriff's candidates weighed in on the issue.

Sinaloa cartel enforcer appears in San Diego court

Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa — who uses the nickname "Chino Antrax" — has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in California.

'Pillowcase' rapist's freedom comes with strict limits

He can't be alone outside after dark, needs permission to walk through his neighborhood, and must allow random searches and polygraph tests.

Bell scandal: Former city councilman gets 1 year in jail

Mirabal, 64, is the first of five former Bell council members convicted in the corruption scandal to be sentenced.

Ex-chief of CalPERS pleads guilty to bribery and fraud

Federico Buenrostro Jr., the former chief executive of California Public Employees' Retirement System, entered his plea in San Francisco federal court Friday.

3 strikes: 2 felonies from single act count as 1 strike, court rules

The unanimous ruling on Thursday came in the case of a woman who was sentenced to 25-years to life on the basis of two convictions tied to a single carjacking.

CHP beating renews focus on officers' mental health training

A beating caught on tape is raising concerns about the amount of training CHP officers receive on how to handle suspects who may be suffering from mental illness

Clippers sale trial: Lawyers' personal plans delay hearing

The case will resume July 21, past the July 15 expiration date for Steve Ballmer's deal with the team. However, the deadline for that deal could be extended.

Bryan Stow trial: Jury decides against Dodgers, awards $18M in damages

The jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the civil trial against the Dodgers over the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow in 2011.

Kim Pham beating: Cell video key evidence in club death

The murder trial of two California women charged with kicking another woman to death outside a popular club began Wednesday with both sides showing cellphone footage.

Clippers sale trial: Sterling says he won't sell, calls wife pig

A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand and said he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

12 percent jump in aggravated assaults in Los Angeles

Crime statistics for Los Angeles in 2014 show a nearly three percent uptick in violent crime compared to last year, due to a jump in aggravated assaults.

'Pillowcase Rapist' Christopher Hubbart released near Palmdale

Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart, who had more than 50 known victims, has been released to a residence in an unincorporated area of L.A. County near Palmdale.

LAPD Chief Beck hears mixed bag of feedback in East LA

East L.A. residents give a mixed bag of unfavorable and mild support for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's request for another five years as top cop.