Crime & Justice

California tribe accused of squandering casino's millions

In the federal suit filed Tuesday, tribe members who lost control of the Rolling Hills Casino last year are accused of spending $17 million on lavish lifestyles.

Lawmakers criticize US law enforcement profiling guidelines

A California congresswoman criticized new Justice Department guidelines restricting federal law enforcement agencies from racial profiling.

Police: Unfounded report of shots at rapper Lil Wayne home

Police units responded Wednesday after someone called to say four people had been shot at the waterfront home in Miami.

Skid row activists keep pressure on LAPD after fatal shooting

Activists gather at LA Police Commission meeting to ask for independent review of fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American man on Skid Row.

Costa Mesa proposes medical marijuana regulations

Amid pressure from voter petitions, Costa Mesa city officials will consider a draft ordinance to regulate medical marijuana sales, cultivation and delivery.

Missouri appeals judge appointed to take over Ferguson court

Judge Roy Richter will hear all of Ferguson's pending and future municipal court cases. Richter will have the authority to overhaul court policies to ensure defendants' rights.

Suspect on the run with 1-year-old, last seen in San Pedro

An Amber Alert was issued after Jayden Nathaniel Santiago was taken by his father, following a violent altercation between his mother and her current boyfriend.

Police agencies line up to learn about implicit bias

The Los Angeles Police Department expects to send more than 5,000 officers through the Museum of Tolerance's course on "implicit bias" over the next several years. (Plus, take a test to determine your own biases.)

'Suge' Knight's lawyer: Video of deadly wreck helps defense

Celebrity news website TMZ posted Monday what appears to be surveillance video from a fast-food restaurant purportedly showing the incident that led to murder charges against Marion "Suge" Knight.

Sarah Jones' death: 'Midnight Rider' director pleads guilty

In a train crash a year ago, a freight train traveling 55 mph plowed into the director's crew on a Georgia railroad bridge. Sarah Jones, 27, was killed.

Anaheim police shoot, kill stabbing suspect

Monique Jenee Deckard, 43, reportedly stabbed a female patron at a laundromat. Police said the family was aware she was mentally unstable and called them to check up on her hours earlier.

LAPD's mental health unit praised as model for nation

The LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit offers a path for police departments to defuse encounters with mentally ill people on the street. New L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell is taking note.

Feds say LA youth probation camps in 'compliance' with reforms

A confidential letter obtained by KPCC said L.A.'s youth probation camps have implemented a series of reforms. "But there are still a lot of hurdles," says one county official.

Car-to-car gunfire in Los Angeles leaves 1 man dead

Police say one man has been killed and another is wounded following an exchange of gunfire between two cars in South Los Angeles.

Man, 55, surrenders in hit-and-run death of girl, 4

A 55-year-old man has turned himself in to police in the Los Angeles area the day after a 4-year-old girl was hit and killed on the street in front of her house.

Protests after Wisconsin police kill 19-year-old black suspect

Authorities say an officer was assaulted after responding to a call about reckless driving. It is not clear whether the man was armed.