Crime & Justice

Rugged California terrain strains weeklong search for gunman

The fugitive is tied to a kidnapping, a killing and the wounding of two California sheriff's deputies.

Family of Skid Row man fatally shot by LAPD to file $20M lawsuit

The fatal LAPD shooting of Charly "Africa" Keunang in March sparked angry protests and comparisons to the shooting of other unarmed black men across the country.

Man shot and killed in standoff with OC deputy, other authorities

The driver of a white car pulled up near a deputy who was in the middle of a routine traffic stop, said he'd committed a crime and was armed.

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area woman, died by what authorities say was suicide in her Waller County jail cell on July 13.

LA City Council votes to require locked handguns at home

The ordinance makes it a misdemeanor to keep an unsecured handgun in a home and was modeled after a similar rule in San Francisco.

Source: LA Sheriff agrees to new reforms at jails, settles DOJ lawsuit

The settlement agreement seeks to address longstanding problems at Los Angeles County jails.

Search on for gunman linked to wounding deputies, killing, kidnapping

Authorities searching for a man linked to a killing, a kidnapping and the wounding of two sheriff's deputies focused on a rugged, 5-square-mile area of central California.

Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights

The state has settled with civil liberties groups in a case involving nearly 60,000 convicts who became ineligible to vote under an earlier decision by former Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

The Aug. 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who had scuffled with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, was followed by violent protests in the Missouri city.

Judge to decide if ex-California lawmaker's trial proceeds

Former senator Ron Calderon has been charged with 24 federal counts of bribery, fraud, and money laundering and he faces a maximum 396 years in federal prison.

Is there such a thing as a trust-funded surf gang?

Looking for a secret surf spot in the South Bay? Maybe you shouldn't. Palos Verdes' Lunada Bay has a legacy of violence in the name of "localism."

Bill Bratton weighs in on body cams, Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose

Videos revealing police work that was once hidden from public view have gone viral online. In the last two weeks, that's played primary roles with Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose.

Charleston church shooting: Not guilty plea for suspect

Dylann Roof's lawyer said that he couldn't advise his client to plead guilty until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.

Venice Pier lifeguard attack caught on video

A lifeguard was assaulted on the Venice Pier Thursday in an attack captured on cellphone camera by bystanders.

2 Special Olympics athletes missing; last seen in Griffith Park

The LAPD has confirmed that they are searching for two Russian Special Olympics athletes. The missing athletes are a man and a woman in their 30s.

US authorities can't find hunter who killed 'Cecil the Lion'

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, but the agency says it has failed so far to track him down.