Crime & Justice

Bill Cosby will be deposed by accuser's lawyer this fall

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the comedian will be questioned under oath about allegations of sexual assault. A judge has set a date of Oct. 9.

LA Sheriff announces reforms protecting mentally ill inmates

L.A.'s Sheriff's Department released details Wednesday on new federal oversight of new protocols for the treatment of mentally ill inmates in its jails.

4 SoCal officers arrested for allegedly beating, injuring 13 campers

Four police officers have been arrested in connection with beating or injuring 13 children from Southern California at a camp for at-risk children.

Man wielding hatchet, gun dead at Nashville-area movie theater

The man unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside a movie theater Wednesday before being shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape.

Driver who killed honeymooner in Venice Beach denied new trial

Nathan Campbell was convicted in June of murdering Italian newlywed Alice Gruppioni two years ago when he drove his Dodge Avenger down the Venice Beach boardwalk.

Profile: low key Decker becomes high profile US Attorney

Eileen Decker will oversee criminal cases for the US government across seven California counties, making her one of the most powerful prosecutors in the country.

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.