Crime & Justice
The officer was speaking with the man outside of a 7-Eleven around 9:30 a.m. when a confrontation broke out and the officer opened fire, a police spokeswoman said.Add your comments
Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, was sentenced in Orange County for the 2011 killings to which he pleaded guilty three years ago.
A new film called "The Force" looks at the clashes between the police and the public from multiple angles.
The woman first walked into the shop during the late morning and shouted, "stay away from Cuba," Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. She knocked several items off a counter before leaving on foot.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge postponed the hearing, originally scheduled next month, until April 16 to determine if there's enough evidence to try Durst for the killing of his close friend, Susan Berman.
A $3.9 million settlement for a teenage boy left with brain damage and paralysis after a fight inside one of L.A. County's juvenile halls is up for approval.
Details are still unclear about a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, in the Boyle Heights area.
The trend alarms freedom-of-information advocates, who say it's a way for governments to hide information, delay disclosure and intimidate critics.
San Diego police described the suspect as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, about six feet tall.
The court said the officers failed to prove Chief Charlie Beck discriminated against them because they were Latino and the man one of them shot was black.
New data from the California Department of Justice, show big differences in the rates of police shootings across the state. Ventura County reported the lowest rate.
Giancarlo Scotti, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting the women in the early morning hours after getting the women alone somewhere inside the lockup.
Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.
The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.
The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, even though most other law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disperse violent crowds.
The L.A. Police Commission's inspector general found lax oversight of crucial equipment, including shotguns, tasers and the keys to squad cars.