Crime & Justice

2 female bodies found in Montecito Heights near a park

A witness was walking her dog when she discovered the two bodies. Officers were called to the scene near Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.

Billboards remind drivers what to do when they see a hit-and-run

Just in time for trick-or-treating season, LAPD has launched 13 billboards throughout the city in an effort to prevent hit-and-run accidents.

Escaped Kern County Sheriff's deputy wanted on drug, weapon charges

Edward Tucker was awaiting transport in the back seat of a patrol car when he somehow managed to escape and flee on foot, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

Sheriff: School officer fired after tossing student in class

A deputy was fired Wednesday after video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across a classroom.

LA police union supports boycott of Tarantino films

Director Quentin Tarantino joined a protest against police brutality in New York on Saturday, saying he's "on the side of the murdered."

San Francisco's last gun shop calls it quits

High Bridge Arms is shutting down at the end of the month. Gun enthusiasts say proposed city firearms regulations are forcing the store to close, but advocates of the new measures say that's not true.

FBI director doubles down on linking scrutiny of police with rise in violent crime

James Comey said police restraint, born from increased scrutiny in the wake of high-profile police killings, may be contributing to an uptick in violent crimes in some cities.

LA's ban on high-capacity gun magazines hit with lawsuit

More than two dozen California sheriffs and a pair of gun rights groups are suing to block the ordinance. They say it violates state law.

LAFD investigating 8 fires started in North Hollywood, Sun Valley

The fires started at about 3 a.m. and were located in dumpsters, a mattress lying against a car and outside structures next to a commercial building.

Cathedral City police shoot and kill man in domestic dispute

Police identified the deceased as Dominic Hutchinson, 30. Officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation.

Texas teen's clock, mistaken for bomb, retrieved from police

Attorney picks up clock made by Ahmed Mohamed in advance of the 14-year-old boy and his family returning to Middle East due to verbal attacks.

Man shot and killed near Riverside after firing on CHP officers, police say

The shooting reportedly occurred shortly before 2 a.m. at East La Cadena Drive and Iowa Avenue, next to the northbound lanes of the 215 Freeway in Highgrove.

4 LAPD officers under investigation after UCLA student's death

Internal Affairs investigators are looking into last month's incident in which officers responded to a 911 call at the woman's apartment, where she was later found murdered.

Mexico arrests suspected organizers of 'El Chapo' jailbreak

Attorney General Arely Gomez said the alleged mastermind is a member of Guzman's legal team who had access to the Altiplano prison near Mexico City.

California sets inmate sex reassignment rules

Prison mental health professionals would refer the inmates for the surgery. To qualify, inmates must be diagnosed with what is formally known as gender dysphoria.

Gun-related ordinances move forward to LA City Council

One ordinance would require handguns located in a residence to be stored securely. Another allows retired peace officers to possess large-capacity magazines.