Crime & Justice

When policing and race cross paths in Silicon Valley

In California, officers undergo cultural diversity and discrimination training, which includes understanding the cultural composition of the state and discussing the impact of racial profiling.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca found guilty in corruption scheme

After two days of deliberations, a jury found former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying.

Man who spent 30 years in prison for LA murder is exonerated

A Los Angeles judge Wednesday ordered the release of a man who spent more than three decades in prison for murder after prosecutors conceded he did not get a fair trial.

Timeline: Sheriff Lee Baca's rise and fall

After two days of deliberations, a federal court jury found Baca guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying in connection with an FBI probe of deputies' abuses of county jail inmates. Baca, who once ran the largest sheriff's department in the nation, faces up to 20 years in prison.

'Resist March' to replace LA Pride Parade this June

While the L.A. Pride Festival as a whole will go on, a protest march will replace the annual parade along Santa Monica Boulevard. The “Resist March” will go from Hollywood and Highland to West Hollywood.

Retired Navy admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case

High-ranking military officers were indicted and arrested Tuesday across the country in a burgeoning bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard."

'No Justice, No Peace’ -- California African American Museum recalls Rodney King Riots

The evening of the Rodney King verdict of April 29 seemed baleful, overcast with clouds of ambient anger. There was a powerful sense of something gone very wrong.

Panel gives small victory to utilities in nuke plant lawsuit

Southern California Edison was awarded $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplied faulty steam generators which lead to the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Baca trial: Closing arguments tell different tales

Prosecutors presented phone records, emails and other records and used closing arguments to try to draw clean lines to Baca. The defense tried to tangle them.

Orange PD officers use fire hose on man before fatal shooting

The man locked himself in a minivan late Sunday with a gas can and lighter, and the hose was employed after he lit a cigarette and poured what appeared to be gasoline onto a rag, police said.

LAPD seeks thieves thick with makeup after $4.5M heist

Between Jan. 28 and Jan. 30, an unidentified number suspects cut through a warehouse roof belonging to cosmetics manufacturer Anastasia Beverly Hills.

3 dead in 5 days at Los Angeles County jails

The series of deaths worries jail watchdogs, given past documentation of widespread inmate neglect in the jails, which led to federal monitoring.

Police fatally shoot bloodied man chasing kids at Huntington Beach park

The shirtless man was threatening kids and families Thursday night, according to authorities.

Trump wants to detain more immigrants. He could — with California’s help

A KQED investigation found the government can likely ramp up detention capacity quickly — and California’s jails could play a key part.

Volkswagen pleads guilty in US diesel emissions scandal

The German automaker has agreed to pay $4.3 billion in penalties for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.

County leaders consider change to how bail is set for jail inmates

L.A. County supervisors could change the bail system so that inmates would be released based on their criminal history and risk to the community, not on their ability to pay a set amount.