Crime & Justice

​Prosecutors urge judge to reject Roman Polanski motion

Prosecutors on Wednesday urged a judge to reject Roman Polanski's effort to unseal testimony in his long-running sex with a minor case unless the fugitive director returns to a Los Angeles courtroom.

Gang parolee charged with killing Whittier police officer

A recently paroled gang member has been charged with killing a Whittier police officer and his own cousin. Michael Mejia was charged Wednesday with murder with special circumstances, making him eligible for the death penalty.

UC releases details on 113 employee sexual misconduct cases

The 113 cases occurred over a recent three-year period and include allegations that range from inappropriate conduct to sexual assault — 35 percent were from student complaints.

Remembering the 1997 gun battle in North Hollywood

The gun battle in North Hollywood was broadcast on live television for more than 40 minutes, and Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the running shootout outside of a Bank of America.

LAPD identifies off-duty officer in Anaheim shooting

Officer Kevin Ferguson has been on the force less than four years. Meantime, a KPCC analysis found off-duty officers are more likely to be charged with a crime than on-duty cops.

West Covina churches vandalized in possible hate crime

Police said the content of the markings made them seem motivated by hate and plan to investigate them as connected hate crimes.

Feds: Former LA County Sheriff Baca 'abused his power'

Prosecutors say Baca tried to block an FBI investigation into abusive deputies at the L.A. County jails. But the defense says their case falls short — again.

LA city attorney asks ICE to stop identifying as 'police'

For years, immigration agents have identified themselves as “police” during raids. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer wants them to stop, as President Trump plans more deportations.

Protests erupt in Anaheim after off-duty cop clashes with teens

Anaheim police say charges could be filed against any or all involved in an altercation between an off-duty officer, who discharged his weapon, and a group of teens.

Off-duty cop fires weapon in tussle with Anaheim teens

Video posted online appears to show an off-duty L.A. police officer drawing and firing his weapon while holding a teen during a confrontation. No one was hurt, but police are investigating.

Supervisor Hahn calls for investigation following Whittier officer's death

Whittier police officer Keith Wayne Boyer died Monday morning after he and his partner were on what appeared to be a routine traffic stop.  Suddenly, that routine stop erupted into gunfire.

Suspect who shot, killed Whittier police officer identified

Sheriff's detectives accuse Michael Mejia, 26, of killing a 27-year-veteran of the Whittier Police Department and wounding his partner after a traffic call Monday.

San Bernardino shooting: Media ask for release of iPhone records

The news organizations said in a court filing there was "no adequate justification" for the FBI to continue to withhold information on the cost of the tool or the identity of the vendor that sold it.

Manhunt, standoff and a flaming house in Riverside

Officer Ryan Railsback says a man standing near the vehicle began walking away, ignored orders to stop, and then started running. Railsback says as officers gave chase, the man shot at them. Officers returned fire but the man got away. Police say they aren't sure if the suspect was hit.

Whittier police officer fatally shot after traffic accident

As one of the drivers was being patted down, he pulled out a handgun and opened fire, authorities said. The shooter may also be a suspect in a homicide committed earlier in the day.

Man walking with wife shot dead in Duarte drive-by attack

A man was fatally shot as he walked toward his home in Duarte Saturday night. Authorities are still looking for the suspect or suspects.