Crime & Justice

Ferguson, Justice unveil draft of negotiated consent decree

The agreement with the Missouri city creates guidelines for training police officers and when they can use force. It also requires body-worn cameras.

American Muslims tackle terrorism with teens' best tool: The Internet

These millennials and teenagers no longer want to stay silent. They are using what they know best — the Internet — to counter the Islamic State's propaganda.

No charges for officers who mistakenly shot at civilians in Dorner manhunt

In 2013, eight LAPD officers mistook the pickup truck of two civilians for that of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, opening fire and wounding two women.

Roof has been the 'common denominator' in past OC jail escapes

Orange County Sheriff officials said Tuesday that past inmates have escaped Central Men's Jail before, many using the roof. Three escapees remain on the loose.

Maid service owner charged with overbilling for bad reviews

The owner of two California maid service companies has been charged with double-billing customers who wrote negative online reviews.

Hot yoga founder ordered to pay nearly $6.5M in damages

The founder of Bikram yoga has been ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million in a lawsuit that claimed he sexually harassed and wrongfully fired an adviser.

Reward for escaped Orange County inmates gets multiplied by 4

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add $150,000 to the reward for information leading to their arrest, bringing the total to $200,000.

No sign of 'dangerous situation' at San Diego Navy medical center

Law enforcement and military personnel responded earlier to an initial report of shots fired in the basement of a building at the hospital.

California gun-seizure backlog remains despite $24 million

A report released Monday by the Attorney General's office cites recent expansions of the state's gun control laws for the continued backlog.

Authorities up reward to $50K for info about escaped Orange County jail inmates

"Obviously it's not a good thing when three men escape from a jail," OC Sheriff Lieutenant Jeff Hallock said on Sunday. "Our goal is to apprehend all three and make sure that this never happens again."

Supreme Court: Ban on automatic life sentences for juveniles is retroactive

The decision is expected to affect the fates of some 2,100 juvenile murderers who now have the possibility of parole.

Sheriff's officials appeal to public in hunt for escaped OC jail inmates

At least one of the inmates is a documented Vietnamese gang member, and investigators say there's a possibility that the escapees could have made contact with the gangs.

Timeline: The hunt for the Grim Sleeper

The case of the Grim Sleeper caused a media frenzy a few years back when police finally captured the man they believe to have murdered at least 10 people in Los Angeles. Lonnie Franklin Jr., a former mechanic for the city of Los Angeles, was arrested for the murders in 2010. This timeline looks back on the events of the case.

Arcadia teenage brothers killed; authorities capture uncle in China

Investigators believe the boys' uncle, 44-year-old Deyun Shi, is responsible for the Arcadia deaths and say he fled to China.

Fugitive wanted in California caught in New Mexico

Authorities say 35-year-old Paul Richard Foster has felony warrants for burglary and firearms possession in California and one warrant out of Washington.

Trial begins for woman accused of killing Olympian husband

Prosecutors say Jane Laut intentionally shot her husband and lied to detectives about it. Laut's attorneys argue that she was a victim of abuse and shot her husband in self-defense.