Crime & Justice

Armed suspect shot, killed by police in South LA

It's unclear what circumstances led to the use of deadly force. A handgun was found at the scene, and police are investigating.

Man dies following deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles

The shooting happened after someone called 9-1-1 to report a gunshot victim at a residence.

The pluses and pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

The use of jailhouse informants to help prosecutors convict criminals is in the spotlight in Southern California after the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it would open an investigation into the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Department.

Suspect shot, killed by LA County deputy after allegedly pulling gun

A male suspect was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy on Thursday night after allegedly pulling a gun on law enforcement.

How the Orange County jail informants scandal unfolded

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal civil rights investigation into the Orange County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office.

Baca Trial: Tale of tense showdown concludes prosecution's case

The prosecution made its case over four days. The defense expects to take just a day and half, unless Baca decides to take the witness stand.

Feds launch investigation of OC DA, sheriff's offices

The DA’s office had been under scrutiny for allegedly using jailhouse informants to elicit incriminating statements from inmates.

Baca trial: Key FBI agent takes the stand

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca is accused of blocking the FBI's investigation into brutality in the jails back in 2011. The prosecution is expected to rest Thursday.

Baca trial: Former deputy describes tense standoff over jail records

Much of the testimony has focused on the handling of an inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Baca is facing obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges.

LA city attorney takes action against white supremacist gang homes

The Los Angeles city attorney has taken action against three San Fernando Valley residential properties allegedly used as bases of operations by a white supremacist criminal street gang.

Settlements approved in 3 LA officer-involved shootings

The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by police in May 2015 in Venice will receive $4 million after the Council unanimously approved a settlement of a federal lawsuit.

Meet the 4 new judges at LA's Superior Court

This election, voters in L.A. County elected four new judges to join the Superior Court. The judges will serve 6-year-terms and will be sworn in January 2, 2017.

Flight attendant who ditched cocaine at LAX to plead guilty

Authorities said they found 70 pounds of cocaine in a flight attendant's luggage after she was flagged for a random security screening, flung off her high heels and bolted barefoot.

Man arrested for allegedly stabbing worshipper near mosque

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a hate crime near a Simi Valley mosque while another suspect is still at large.

California county agrees to pay family of slain inmate $3.6M

Santa Clara County agreed to settle a wrongful death and civil rights violation claim brought by the family of 31-year-old Michael Tyree, who was found dead in his cell last year.

Families of Seal Beach mass murder victims urge plea deal

Some relatives of the eight people killed by Scott Dekraai five years ago want authorities to accept his offer of life in prison instead of seeking the death penalty.