Crime & Justice

Santa Ana police release details in Civic Center shooting

Santa Ana police say Richard Gene Swihart, 32, became angry when police stopped him in the Civic Center area. He's in critical but stable condition after being shot.

National Night Out builds bridges between police, community

On Tuesday night, police divisions around Southern California — and the country — will roll out the welcome mat to members of their communities.

Man shot, wounded by Santa Ana police in Civic Center

A man is in critical condition following surgery after he was shot by Santa Ana officers working the beat around Orange County's Civic Center.

Missing Pasadena man with Alzheimer's found dead

A 71-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who had been missing since Friday morning was found dead Monday in a maintenance yard after being arrested and released.

Former LA sheriff chooses trial over prison

Lee Baca opted to take his chances at trial rather than allow a federal judge to sentence him to up to five years in prison for lying to federal agents.

Huntington Beach Police on alert during big surf weekend

Police have stepped up patrols as the US Open of surfing wraps up this weekend. In 2013, a melee broke out at the end of the festival, prompting organizers to scale back the event.

Lee Baca, prosecutors fail to reach new plea deal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has failed to reach a new plea deal over his sentence for lying to federal investigators about a jail probe.

Soylent CEO faces criminal charges over Montecito Heights 'eyesore'

Robert Rhinehart, whose powdered drink is intended as a meal substitute, has been charged with grading and building without permits on a hillside property in Montecito Heights.

Police chase ends with passenger dead in Boyle Heights

Police pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended when officers shot and killed the passenger and arrested the driver in Boyle Heights on Thursday evening, according to the LAPD.

San Diego officer shot and killed following traffic stop

The officers were assigned to an elite anti-gang unit. The police department said the injured officer is out of surgery and is expected to survive. A suspect is in custody, the police chief says.

'Handcuffed': What’s the primary goal of policing?

In his new book “Handcuffed,” former detective Malcolm Sparrow argues that flaws in the way we understand policing have led to current conflicts between police and the public.

‘The War on Cops’: How should we talk about contemporary policing?

In her new book, “The War on Cops,” journalist Heather Mac Donald challenges many of the dominant narratives surrounding American policing.

Sheriff patrol car hit by gunfire in Compton, suspect killed

A suspect was pronounced dead on the scene in the second of two deputy-involved shootings Thursday morning in Compton, according to the LASD Homicide Bureau.

Hollywood hosts benefit for Orlando's Pulse nightclub next month

A spokeswoman for Pulse in Orlando said Tuesday that the benefit will be held Aug. 19 at the NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.

LAPD Chief Beck on violence involving cops across the nation

In the aftermath of the deadly attacks against law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joined AirTalk to discuss tensions running high.

Petitions cleared in push against California gun laws

The effort to overturn the state's strict new gun laws could be a longshot — signatures must be gathered for six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.