Crime & Justice

Real estate heir Robert Durst in LA County to face murder charge

Durst, who became a nationally known name with last year's HBO documentary "The Jinx," made his long-awaited arrival to face charges of killing a friend 16 years ago.

Family of man killed by El Cajon police plans to sue city

A police officer opened fire on Alfred Olango within a minute of arriving on the scene the afternoon of Sept. 27. Olango's sister had described her brother as mentally unbalanced in multiple 911 calls.

Inglewood officials mum on police shooting that killed 2

The February shooting has gotten far less attention than other shootings by the LAPD and L.A. Sheriff's Department, but activists say it is nonetheless troubling.

Anaheim cabbie who aided terror group returned to Somalia

The 41-year-old man was among four Somali immigrants convicted in 2013 of raising and sending nearly $11,000 to al-Shabab, a militia group linked to al-Qaida.

Family of Ezell Ford reaches conditional settlement in wrongful death suit

Ezell Ford was fatally shot by police in August 2014. The District Attorney's office has not yet said whether it plans to bring charges against the officers.

New sheriff’s oversight commission called ‘game changer’

The nine member commission is charged with watchdogging the sprawling sheriff's department, and adding a new layer of accountability at the county.

Police ID driver fatally shot by officers in Torrance

Police have identified a driver who was fatally shot by police in Torrance as 39 year-old Michelle Lee Shirley of San Diego.

Somber silence in LAX terminal on anniversary of shooting

A normally bustling terminal at Los Angeles went briefly silent Tuesday in remembrance of the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a security officer.

Lawsuit claims insurer Anthem is misleading California customers

Consumer Watchdog filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Tuesday claiming Anthem is charging more for inferior coverage and burying the changes in a mountain of paperwork.

Man killed by deputies after stabbing wife outside Chatsworth Courthouse

Attorney Thomas Feher told the AP he saw a woman get out of a car and run toward the courthouse, chased by a man who got out of the car with a knife.

Torrance police fatally shoot suspected reckless driver

Several roads were closed in Torrance as officials investigated a police shooting that left a woman dead Monday.

Chief Beck fractures his pelvis in motorcycle accident

Beck, a competitive off-road motorcycle rider for the past 40 years, was off-roading in the Tehachapi mountains.

Halloween DUI checkpoints should scare adults

DUI arrests could increase this year as people turn the holiday into a three-day party.

Torrance wrestling coach gets 64 years for lewd acts

Thomas Joseph Snider was convicted of victimizing 25 Torrance High School students.

Dead man accidentally cremated due to name confusion

Two men named Jorge Hernandez were at the L.A. morgue. One was set to be buried, the other cremated.

FBI head under fire for restarting Clinton email investigation days before election

Critics called on FBI Director James Comey to be more transparent about the new email investigation, which he announced just days before the general election.