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Deaths, 'self-inflicted violence' up in LA County jails


L.A. County's inspector general tells the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission that jail inmates appear to be harming themselves more often lately.

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Timeline: Rodney King and the LA Riots

It's been 25 years since the start of one of the deadliest race riots in American history. This timeline looks at key events before, during and after the unrest.

A Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police officer wears a camera during a news conference in 2014.

Scientists hunt hard evidence on how cop cameras affect behavior

Police departments in about 95 percent of cities nationally have put wearable cameras on officers, or soon plan to. But do these body cameras make neighborhoods safer? Scientists want to find out.

'Textalyzer' aims to cut distracted driving, but what about privacy?

Police may soon have technology to tell if a driver involved in an accident had been using a mobile device behind the wheel. Privacy advocates worry about letting police snoop on people's phones.

Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case

Lynda Obst testified Wednesday in Los Angeles that a friend, Susan Berman, claimed to have impersonated Durst's wife in a 1982 telephone call.

Joe Domanick sees tremendous progress in the LAPD since the riots. 'They're trying.'

25 years after the riots, journalist Joe Domanick assesses the LAPD. He says they still have work to do - particularly in officer involved shootings - but are working hard to make community policing work.

$100K reward offered in cold-case slaying of LA-area lawyer

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives told a press conference Wednesday they now believe the killing of 53-year-old Jeffrey Tidus is linked to the professional side of his life.

Missing 5-year-old boy's father released from jail

As the search for missing 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. continues, the boy's father, who was the last person known to be with the boy, has been released from jail.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Baca seeks community service for his conviction

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's attorney is seeking community service and home confinement for Baca's role in a corruption scheme. But prosecutors are calling for a two-year prison term.

4 ways to protect yourself from knock-knock burglaries

Property crimes are on the rise in San Fernando Valley due to an increase in "knock-knock" burglaries. But this method has been around for quite some time.

Missing 1-year-old girl found safe after Amber Alert

The Rancho Cucamonga girl was taken by her father, 38-year-old Daniel Segura, after an argument with the girl's mother, authorities said. She was found safe in Montclair and her father arrested.

At least 1 dead after high-speed police pursuit ends in gunfire

An early morning high-speed pursuit ended with police opening fire on the car. One person surrendered and officers pulled a second person out and could be seen performing CPR.

Search for 5-year-old boy expands to neighboring states, airports

Authorities have expanded the search for a missing 5-year-old boy whose father was arrested after being found passed out at a South Pasadena park.

Anti-Semitic violence in California increased by 21 percent last year

In a national audit of anti-Semitism published on Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported a total of 211 incidents of violence against Jews in California.

Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

Dawud Abdulwali entered the plea Monday to a charge of arson of a structure, and he was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison.

LAPD recovers $250,000 of stolen goods

The LAPD has recovered more than 1,000 items including jewelry, rare coins, stamps and high-end handbags that they think were headed for a store in South L.A.