Crime & Justice

Immigrant advocate charged with failing to help clients

An immigrant rights advocate known for helping two children get meetings with the pope has been charged with practicing law without a license and failing to help her clients.

FBI to help unlock iPhone linked to Arkansas murder case

Once the FBI announced that it had unlocked the iPhone of one of the shooters involved in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., the bureau received other requests for assistance.

Lawsuit alleges surfers attack outsiders at Lunada Bay

The suit filed this week asks a federal judge to prevent the group known as the Lunada Bay Boys from congregating along the coast of wealthy Palos Verdes Estates.

Obama cuts sentences for 61 drug offenders, including 2 from SoCal

The administration is working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the criminal justice system. One of the SoCal inmates was also charged with firearm possession.

Oceanside man charged with killing herbalist, wife, child

Pierre Haobsh, 26, is charged with murdering the family of Chinese herbalist, Dr. Weidong "Henry" Han, after what may have been a business dispute.

The town that gives likely gun offenders $1K a month

Richmond is paying suspected offenders to prevent further gun violence. Is this a model that could work in other cities across the nation?

Supreme Court deadlocks on California union fee case

A tie vote from the Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to labor unions in a high-profile dispute over their ability to collect fees.

Anaheim police arrest 3 after anonymous threats

Police arrest juvenile student and two men in connection with the threats posted on app that allows people to post messages without disclosing their identities.

Federal agents' gang sweep nets 185 Southland arrests

The five-week enforcement effort, dubbed "Project Shadowfire," was led by agents in Homeland Security Investigations' national gang unit and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

FBI hacks gunman's iPhone, ends court case against Apple

"With the recent assistance of a third party, we are now able to unlock that iPhone without compromising any information on the phone," U.S. attorney says.

Navy corruption scandal results in prison time for highest-ranking officer yet

Capt. Daniel Dusek pleaded guilty last year to bribery, admitting he gave classified information in exchange for access to prostitutes and other favors. He's now been sentenced to 46 months in jail.

Anti-Semitic fliers appear at USC, other campuses

Several colleges across the country, including USC, are investigating after a rash of anti-Semitic fliers began printing from their network-connected printers or fax machines.

How has LAX improved security since a 2013 shooting?

In 2013, a shooter entered the check-in terminal and opened fire on a TSA checkpoint.

Flight attendant in cocaine case will be sent back to California

A JetBlue flight attendant accused of trying to sneak a suitcase full of cocaine through LAX has been ordered to be returned to California.

DA's wrongful conviction unit flooded with claims

The L.A. County District Attorney's new wrongful convictions unit has received hundreds of claims. Some attorneys say processing the claims has been slow.

Heading to Vegas for spring break? Expect to see the CHP

If you're driving between LA and Vegas over the next few weekends, be aware that California and Nevada highway patrol officers along the route are teaming up to nab speeding motorists.