Crime & Justice

Cincinnati jury deadlocks over police officer's killing of black motorist

The judge accepted the deadlock Saturday morning, several days after deliberations began. Former officer Ray Tensing claimed he was being dragged by the car.

Criminal justice reforms roll on in California

After decades of enacting longer prison sentences and building more lockups, California is relaxing its criminal penalties, much to the chagrin of police leaders.

Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University

The president-elect's lawyers are seeking a quick end to the 6 ½-year-old case just before it's set to go to trial at the end of November.

More arrests, officer injured in LA on 3rd night of anti-Trump protests

Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.

Death penalty foes move to block measure in court

Proposition 66 would reform the death penalty by assigning more lawyers to appeals, but opponents say it would create confusion and upheaval in courts.

LA County jail problems linger with big legal settlements

An FBI investigation and Blue Ribbon panel has led to big reforms in LA county jails. But jail deaths from many years ago are still being settled in court.

Gunman in deadly rampage in Azusa was high on cocaine

The 45-year-old man was found dead in the entryway to an Azusa home, ending an hours-long standoff. His name wasn't immediately released.

1 killed, others injured in shooting near Azusa polling place

The shooting doesn't not appear to be connected to the election, but one polling place was closed and another temporarily shut down.

Killer gets life term for LAX rampage

A gunman who killed a TSA officer and wounded three others was sentenced to life plus 60 years in prison.

New York heir Robert Durst pleads not guilty to murder

Durst has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a friend who authorities said Durst wanted to keep from talking to investigators looking into the disappearance of his first wife.

Officer hurt, suspect dead after police shooting in Santa Ana

A suspect was fatally shot by police following an altercation at a Santa Ana strip mall late Sunday night.

FBI says no charges against Clinton after new email review

James Comey said the FBI has worked "around the clock" to review emails obtained from a device belonging to Anthony Weiner.

In the Black Lives Matter era, an effort to elect more diverse prosecutors

District attorney races could reshape the criminal justice system for millions of Americans.

Charges filed against model who body-shamed woman at gym

Former Playmate Dani Mathers is facing criminal charges for taking a secret snapshot of a nude, 70-year-old woman in the shower and posting the image to social media.

Robert Durst arrives in California to face murder charge

The real estate heir arrived in California to face charges of killing his friend Susan Berman in 2000. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

Generic drugmakers facing antitrust inquiry over rising prices

Did companies collude to raise prices of generic drugs? A lawsuit could be filed this year.