Crime & Justice

San Bernardino police officer dies in overnight crash

Bryce Hanes of Redlands was killed after his car was T-boned at Fourth and Etiwanda in Ontario when a suspected drunk driver ran a red light.

Inmate dies after Los Angeles County jail attack

The inmate died at the scene and his attacker has been detained.Homicide detectives are investigating but details of the assault haven't been released.

4 stabbed, attacker killed at UC Merced

A student suspected of the stabbings has been tentatively identified, but his name is not being released because authorities have not been able to reach his family.

Gunman surrenders at San Diego apartments; flights diverted to LAX

A man with a high-powered gun was firing sporadically inside a San Diego apartment complex Wednesday, causing the city's nearby airport to halt planes from landing.

Native Americans gave their blood to make wines in early Los Angeles

Native Americans, just freed from the tyranny of the Missions, were enslaved to work in Southern California's vineyards.

Los Angeles police to beef up data on officers' use of force

The Los Angeles Police Department will collect and report more extensive data about cases in which officers use force, the police chief said Tuesday.

Arrest in LA serial shooting case that killed 2, wounded 6

Patrick Watkins, 51, was arrested Thursday on two murder charges and 25 charges of attempted murder in the "Western Bandit" case, named for the street where some crimes occurred.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy gets 8 years in jail beating

Prosecutors say Sgt. Eric Gonzalez supervised the "savage beating" of Gabriel Carrillo in 2011 and led a conspiracy to cover it up.

Supreme Court takes on racial discrimination in jury selection

Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.

4 dead, including suspected gunman, in Colorado Springs shooting spree

Police say shooting spree occurred over several downtown streets.

Update: 2 women found dead in LA park had head wounds, police say

Police say two young women found dead in a popular Los Angeles park appear to have died from significant head trauma.

Stealth mode? Built-in monitor? Not all body cameras are created equal

Police shopping for body cameras face a dizzying array of features. And it's more than just technological gee-whiz-ery: the type of camera has a profound effect on how it's used and for whose benefit.

Los Angeles doctor convicted in overdose deaths of 3 patients

The prosecution of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was a rare murder case against a physician at a time when prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic.

DAs, police, family of slain push for faster death penalty executions

California prosecutors, police officers and family members of murder victims have launched a campaign to speed up executions for murderers sentenced to death.

Los Angeles prosecutor says Polanski case won't be dropped

A court in Poland ruled Friday that the law forbids extraditing Polanski to the U.S., where he pleaded guilty nearly four decades ago to having sex with a minor.

LA schools ordered to pay $6M in molestation case

The district previously reached multimillion-dollar settlements with some of the other victims of a former Telfair Avenue Elementary School teacher.