Crime & Justice
It's unclear what circumstances led to the use of deadly force. A handgun was found at the scene, and police are investigating.
The shooting happened after someone called 9-1-1 to report a gunshot victim at a residence.
The use of jailhouse informants to help prosecutors convict criminals is in the spotlight in Southern California after the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it would open an investigation into the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Department.
A male suspect was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy on Thursday night after allegedly pulling a gun on law enforcement.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal civil rights investigation into the Orange County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office.
The prosecution made its case over four days. The defense expects to take just a day and half, unless Baca decides to take the witness stand.
The DA’s office had been under scrutiny for allegedly using jailhouse informants to elicit incriminating statements from inmates.
Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca is accused of blocking the FBI's investigation into brutality in the jails back in 2011. The prosecution is expected to rest Thursday.
Much of the testimony has focused on the handling of an inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Baca is facing obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges.
The Los Angeles city attorney has taken action against three San Fernando Valley residential properties allegedly used as bases of operations by a white supremacist criminal street gang.
The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by police in May 2015 in Venice will receive $4 million after the Council unanimously approved a settlement of a federal lawsuit.
This election, voters in L.A. County elected four new judges to join the Superior Court. The judges will serve 6-year-terms and will be sworn in January 2, 2017.
Authorities said they found 70 pounds of cocaine in a flight attendant's luggage after she was flagged for a random security screening, flung off her high heels and bolted barefoot.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of a hate crime near a Simi Valley mosque while another suspect is still at large.
Santa Clara County agreed to settle a wrongful death and civil rights violation claim brought by the family of 31-year-old Michael Tyree, who was found dead in his cell last year.
Some relatives of the eight people killed by Scott Dekraai five years ago want authorities to accept his offer of life in prison instead of seeking the death penalty.