Crime & Justice

Manhunt Underway In Los Angeles After Shots Fired At Two Detectives

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LA police shoot knife-wielding man in Westlake

School police officers at Esperanza Elementary came across a Hispanic male holding a knife around 2:45 a.m. near 7th Street and South Union Avenue.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that additional diesel Volkswagens were equipped with "defeat devices," making them run more cleanly during testing.

VW's settlement in emissions scandal reaches $1.3 billion

Volkswagen Group of America acknowledges rigging 11 million of its vehicles with software used to cheat on vehicle emissions tests.

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole At Hearing

OJ Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison


A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.

LA County mulls $400K for family of man killed by deputies

A witness said she saw Antonio Perez with a gun as sheriff's deputies chased him, but no gun was found at the scene of the 2015 shooting.

​OJ Simpson measures well in Nevada parole risk assessment

The former football star will have a lot going for him when he asks board members to release him after serving more than eight years for armed robbery.

Armed man shot by Riverside County deputies dies at hospital

Deputies responded to a Moreno Valley apartment complex following reports of a man with a gun threatening family members Saturday.

3 women rob convenience stores using a stun gun

They robbed a drug store in Temple City and a grocer in Arcadia, shocking a security guard who attempted to stop them on their way out.

Former Compton official pleads guilty in $4M embezzlement

Prosecutors said that for six years, Galvan skimmed about $3.7 million from cash collected from parking fines, business licenses and city fees.

What’s behind the fight over LA sheriff’s deputies' identities

Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to give prosecutors a list of 300 deputies with a history of misconduct. The deputies' union sued; an appeals court has blocked McDonnell.

DUI car crash injures 5 teens in Santa Ana

Five teenagers were injured in a car crash in Santa Ana Thursday morning. The 16-year-old driver ran the car into a pole after hitting two pedestrians.

California violates civil rights of Latinos on Medi-Cal, suit says

"As the program became more brown, the state invested less green" for provider reimbursements, says a plaintiff lawyer. The state says it hasn't found systemic access issues.

Too frequent and too dangerous: Police chases slammed by LA grand jury

A report by the L.A. County Grand Jury criticizes police pursuits, arguing that chasing non-violent criminals is not worth the risk of deaths and injuries to bystanders.

Woman arrested for false kidnapping report sparking Amber Alert

Los Angeles police have arrested a woman accused of falsely reporting she was carjacked and that a 16-year-old was kidnapped, which prompted an Amber Alert.

Trump travel ban hits refugee admissions

After Wednesday, refugees will need to prove a bona fide relationship with a close family member or a U.S. entity to enter the country.

2 shootings by LA sheriffs could cost county $5M

The proposed payouts come amid increased concerns about how much L.A. County pays to the families of people shot or otherwise harmed by sheriff's deputies.

​Fugitive Los Angeles hospital worker caught after 11 years

Police said in a statement Wednesday that 48-year-old Ramon Gaspar was arrested and extradited to Southern California on June 26.