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​Video captures Huntington Beach officer fatally shooting man

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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.

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Seal Beach mass murderer sentenced to life in prison for salon killings

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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.

New documentary examines tension between police, public

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A new film called "The Force" looks at the clashes between the police and the public from multiple angles.

​Woman brandishes gun, machete in Kardashian-owned boutique

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.

​Hurricane Harvey's impact blows Durst hearing into next year

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.

LA County considers $4 million settlement for teen

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.

CHP officers shoot man on 5 freeway

Details are still unclear about a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, in the Boyle Heights area.

Governments turn the tables by suing public records requesters

The trend alarms freedom-of-information advocates, who say it's a way for governments to hide information, delay disclosure and intimidate critics.

Police look for suspect who beat homeless man with a skateboard

San Diego police described the suspect as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, about six feet tall.

Court overturns $4M jury award to LAPD officers

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.

Cops in LA, San Bernardino counties top list of police shootings

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.

Sheriff's deputy allegedly raped female inmates

Giancarlo Scotti, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting the women in the early morning hours after getting the women alone somewhere inside the lockup.

5 ways being a 'sanctuary state' wouldn't change much

Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.

Summer brought a drop in murder rates for Los Angeles

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.

​Berkeley loosens rules on police pepper-spraying protesters

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.

LAPD cadet scandal rooted in poor supervision, report says

The L.A. Police Commission's inspector general found lax oversight of crucial equipment, including shotguns, tasers and the keys to squad cars.