Crime & Justice

Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Cerritos

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says homicide detectives are investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting in the Southern California suburb of Cerritos.

LAPD shooting: Anger boils over at Venice meeting

A standing-room-only crowd of Venice residents vented over the police shooting of Brandon Glenn, 29, an unarmed homeless African-American man.

Man who beat Giants fan gets 3 more years in prison for guns

Louie Sanchez who is serving an eight-year state prison term in the savage beating of Bryan Stow, will serve about three additional years behind bars.

Famous nun may testify on behalf of Boston bomber

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may call a Roman Catholic nun and death penalty opponent made famous in the 1995 movie "Dead Man Walking" to the stand.

What happens when a police officer doesn't shoot?

An officer was praised for brave self-restraint during an encounter with a suspect, but some law enforcement officers say his reluctance was irresponsible.

Diverting mentally ill from jail gains political traction

State and local officials gathered in Sacramento to ask for more money for programs and call for a statewide summit to find new ways to tackle the problem.

California says it busted $14M can, bottle recycling scheme

State recycling officials say they've busted a ring of fraudsters who illegally redeemed $14 million worth of cans and bottles trucked in from Arizona.

Judges to eye 3K arrests as police texting probe expands

Three judges will determine if racial bias led to wrongful prosecutions as part of a probe involving 14 San Francisco police officers.

Man who beat Giants fan faces lengthy term in separate crime

Louie Sanchez faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced Thursday afternoon for being a felon in possession of firearms. His record also includes spousal abuse.

3 accused of operating fictitious police department

Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were taken into custody for operating a fictitious police department that claimed jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico.

LAPD chief 'concerned' about Venice officer-involved shooting

There were several officer-involved shootings in the L.A. area Tuesday, resulting in two suspect fatalities and one suspect being hospitalized in critical condition.

Floyd Mayweather's ex-girlfriend sues boxer for defamation

Josie Harris filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, days after her ex-boyfriend defeated Manny Pacquiao in a highly anticipated bout.

Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans

The appellate court agreed with a Los Angeles judge who said the records were exempt from disclosure because they relate to law enforcement investigations.

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

The group claimed responsibility for the assault, but experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

Baltimore mayor asks feds to investigate police department

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she has already started reforming the police department, but she said "more needs to be done."

Chicago set to create reparation fund for victims of police torture

Officers on the South Side are believed to have brutally abused hundreds in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote will set aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.