Crime & Justice

Chattanooga shooting: How did gunman go from ordinary kid to killer?

Investigators are trying to understand why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man opened fire on two U.S. military sites in Chattanooga in an attack that left four Marines dead and raised the specter of terrorism on U.S. soil.

For Aurora shooting survivor, conviction brings little comfort

Weaver was in the 5th row of the theater on the night of the shooting. He shared his story with Take Two.

Prosecutor: Banned FIFA official in US to face charges

Former FIFA official Jeffrey Webb has arrived in the U.S. from Switzerland to face racketeering and bribery charges, a prosecutor confirmed Friday.

Ex-LAPD officer accused in killing pleads not guilty

Henry Solis, charged with killing a man outside a bar in Pomona while off-duty, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other counts.

Video: 4 things to know about public access to police records

Leaders and experts in the debate over public access to police records such as body cam video and internal reports met at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum Thursday. We offer a few takeaways.

CA inmate exposed to Valley fever files hate crime lawsuit

A CA judge ruled for the first time that an African American former inmate can sue under the Bane Act for housing him where Valley fever was known to occur.

Judge refuses to lower Suge Knight's bail in murder case

A Superior Court judge made the ruling after reviewing a video that defense attorneys had described as a new, unedited, version of the incident.

California closes consent loophole in child sexual abuse cases

KPCC revealed the loophole in a story last fall about a civil suit in which an LAUSD lawyer argued a minor consented to sex with her teacher. The teacher had been convicted of lewd acts against a child.

Trial date set for Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof

A judge in South Carolina set July 11, 2016 for the start of Roof's trial on charges of killing nine people at Emanuel AME church.

Jury finds Colorado 'Dark Knight Rises' shooter guilty

Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere.

4 Marines killed in military attacks in Tennessee

A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The suspect also was killed.

Man with knife who was shot by LAPD officer in Venice dies

Jason Davis, 41, was shot by officers responding to a call for "disorderly suspect armed with a knife" outside a Venice coffee shop on Monday. On Thursday, police confirmed he had died.

California bill ends grand jury hearings for police killings

The legislation by Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles is among several bills introduced in response to nationwide protests over police slayings of unarmed black men.

Is it possible to let more people out of prison, and keep crime down?

California is trying to do just that, though police and advocates for ex-offenders are at odds over whether it will work. The debate is playing out as President Obama is calling for nationwide change.

Gardena police shooting: Family, attorney ask for civil rights investigation

An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by Gardena police in 2013 on Wednesday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into his death.

Malware and hacking forum darkode is shut down; dozens arrested

Those indicted include an accused administrator who created a large network of hacked computers that stole private data "on approximately 200,000,000 occasions."