Crime & Justice

College campus free-speech zones face new scrutiny, lawsuit

The debate is headed to a federal court in California, where a student on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Pierce College's free-speech area.

Lack of markings caused 2016 fatal bus crash, report finds

The bus was on an overnight trip from Los Angeles to San Jose when it plowed into safety barrels and flipped on its side, killing two and injuring 13 others.

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

State prosecutors filed 15 counts apiece Tuesday, saying videos showing discussions of fetal tissue were made without the consent of the people in them in violation of state law.

LA supes to mull making it easier to fire sheriff’s deputies

The move follows a federal investigation of the Sheriff's Department that led to the indictment of numerous deputies and the conviction of former Sheriff Lee Baca.

Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge has walked free after 20 years in prison.

OC Weekly editor says he wants Trump demonstrators ID'd

Gustavo Arellano, the paper's editor-in-chief, told KPCC some of the demonstrators knowingly targeted his photographers and reporter.

Attorney general orders crackdown on 'sanctuary cities'

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Arrest made in shooting death of 8-year-old Jonah Hwang

Pomona police confirmed that the home on West 11th Street was shot at on Saturday. It’s the same house where 8-year-old Jonah Hwang died.

​1 dead on Vegas Strip shooting, gunman barricaded on bus

A gunman barricaded himself inside a bus Saturday along the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting that left one person dead, officials said.

​LA police shoot and kill man after hearing gunshots nearby

Los Angeles police fatally shot a man who the department said was a suspect fleeing an area where patrol officers had heard gunfire.

FBI seeks man in Cheesecake Factory incident

Pasadena police and the FBI announced a $20,000 reward Friday for information in the case, which involves someone throwing a homemade incendiary device into the restaurant last month.

California to free 9,500 inmates in 4 years to reduce prison population

California corrections officials say they are adopting new sentencing rules that aim to trim the state prison population by nearly 9,500 inmates after four years.

​Police locate stolen car with 2 toddlers safe inside

Cathedral City police said on Twitter that the two brothers were in their babysitter's Honda Accord when she stepped out for an errand Thursday night and someone stole it.

Police Commission launches review of LAPD video release policy

The LAPD generally prohibits the release of all video from cameras worn by officers and mounted inside patrol cars. The public is invited to suggest policy changes.

Supreme Court wrestles with California police shooting case

During the oral argument, some liberal justices signaled support for the couple while some conservative justices questioned the lower court's ruling.

LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

LAPD Chief Beck says reports of sexual assault and domestic violence by Latino residents have dropped amid concerns over deportation if they interact with police.