Crime & Justice

Ed Sullivan statue recovered by Los Angeles police

An 18-inch solid bronze statue of the legendary television variety show host was recovered by Los Angeles police Thursday, four days after it was stolen.

Man in freeway chase is bank robbery suspect

The man authorities say led them on a freeway chase through four Southern California counties may be a prolific bank robber. He was arrested around 1 p.m.

Southern California inmate on medical parole missing

California corrections officials say a disabled inmate who was released on medical parole is missing after his empty wheelchair was found near a convalescent home.

101-year-old man killed in LA hit-and-run crash

A driver who allegedly hit and killed a 101-year-old man who was crossing an East Los Angeles street has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor victim of abuse, lawyer says

The attorney for Lyvette Crespo made direct comparisons between slain Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo and a pair of NFL players caught up recently in domestic violence cases.

Victim fatally shot during Hollywood robbery

Los Angeles police say a woman was fatally shot in the head during a robbery in east Hollywood. Police responded to a report of shots fired shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.

Supreme Court takes up religious bias case over hijab

At issue is how employers must deal with laws that require them to make allowances for a worker's religious practices, as long as doing so does not cause the business too much hardship.

Los Angeles Councilman Huizar sex harassment suit settled

Los Angeles has settled a lawsuit that alleged City Councilman Jose Huizar sexually harassed a former aide. The suit has been dismissed.

Police sent to home of ex-Clippers owner Sterling by wife

Beverly Hills police were called to the home of Donald Sterling after his wife Shelly reported a burglary, but found no crime.

Hit-and-run kills 101-year-old Los Angeles man

A hit-and-run has killed 101-year-old Los Angeles man Jose Noriega, according to a news release from the L.A. Police Department. A suspect was taken into custody.

How a law from the Civil War fights modern-day fraud

A Civil War-era law, which encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers, has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

Florida man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

Prosecutors say Michael Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired 10 times into an SUV carrying 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three of his friends in November 2012.

Covina motorcycle officer who died in crash ID'ed

Covina police say 28-year-old Officer Jordan Corder ran into an SUV and was thrown from his motorcycle onto the road. He was declared dead at a hospital soon after.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor released

The Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that no arrests will be made after what appeared to be a domestic altercation at the residence of Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo ended in his death.

Covina motorcycle officer dies in crash

A police officer has died after a collision with a vehicle while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. The officer's name has not been released.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot and killed; wife held

Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Levette, who allegedly shot him several times.