Crime & Justice

San Bernardino police officer in critical condition after shootout (updated)

Police say the officer and his trainee approached six people on a street shortly after 2 a.m. when a suspect opened fire, hitting the training officer.

State military officially removed from sexual assault cases

California military sexual assault cases will now be handled by civilian prosecutors after Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB1422 into law.

Ex-LA deputy who fired gun into the air to scare pranksters avoids jail

Former sheriff's deputy Sung Jin Pak pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor count of negligent discharge of a firearm after chasing a group of children and firing his gun into the air last October.

AG Kamala Harris to appeal court ruling against death penalty

Attorney General Kamala Harris will appeal a federal judge's ruling that California's death penalty enforcement violates the Eighth Amendment.

LASD removes selfie photos taken on stolen phone

Persons of interest shown in a selfie taken on a stolen iPhone have identified themselves to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives after the photo went viral Wednesday.

South Pasadena High: Cops greet students after shooting plot thwarted

Two students were arrested earlier this week after police monitored their online activity and determined they presented a serious threat to the school.

Ex-deputy arrested in Los Angeles child porn case

Police officials said an investigation was launched in April after 32-year-old Lorne Reed was suspected of using the Internet to share child pornography.

Night of calm in Ferguson follows days of unrest

A day after police detained 47 people, Wednesday night saw barely a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.

Identity released of Lakewood sheriff's deputy recovering from mall attack

Deputy Brandon Love said his "hopes are high" after he sustained serious injuries in an attack at a shopping mall last week.

CHP officer in videotaped beating could face criminal charges

The case, which has attracted national attention, sparked angry outrage from civil rights activists who called it a clear case of excessive use of force.

LA to pay $5M to family of man killed by police downtown

The settlement will be paid to the family of a man who was shot to death by LAPD officers after a police pursuit in downtown Los Angeles last December.

Woman shot from another car in Atwater Village

Around 6 a.m., a woman was driving northbound on the 5 Freeway when someone shot at her from behind, police said. As she attempted to exit, she was shot at again.

Michael Brown: Ferguson killing inspires young black activists

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

Michael Brown: A 'different dynamic' in Ferguson, but with 47 arrests

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death.

Angry residents confront LAPD chief over Ezell Ford shooting

A community meeting draws residents and activists who say the police killing of Ezell Ford is another example of excessive use of force against African Americans.

Ferguson teachers use day off as opportunity for a civics lesson

While school has been canceled for the week in Ferguson as civil unrest continues, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.