Crime & Justice

Family says Compton man beaten by sheriff's deputies

Attorneys for a Compton man injured in a confrontation with sheriff's deputies called for an investigation into the incident --and for criminal charges against the man to be dropped.

Ferguson: A guide to the Missouri police shooting

After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, authorities have resisted calls to release the name of the officer.

Singer Chris Brown doing well since jail release, judge says

A judge says that Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has been doing well and following probation rules since his release from jail in June.

LAX stowaway sentenced to jail for violating probation

A stowaway who was ordered to stay away from LAX has been sentenced to jail after admitting she violated her probation by going back to the airport.

LAPD says man grabbed for officer’s gun in fatal shooting

Police said the incident began with an unprovoked attack on officers. Family members of the man killed argue the shooting was unjustified.

Los Angeles immigration judge recused from Iranian cases sues

An immigration judge has sued the Justice Department alleging she was recused from hearing cases involving Iranians because of her involvement in the Iranian-American community.

Unpaid O.J. Simpson civil judgment to be auctioned

After waiting 17 years for O.J. Simpson to pay a $9 million wrongful death judgment, Ronald Goldman's mother is selling her right to the cash online.

Michael Brown: Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

Residents packed two churches Tuesday evening for community meetings about the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown

Man fatally shot by LAPD during stop in South LA

The man fatally shot by police on Monday night was on foot, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. Police did not say if he was armed.

Kendrec McDade: Pasadena to withhold part of report on police shooting

An independent report looks into the shooting death of the unarmed college student by Pasadena police officers, but the city wants to withhold portions of it from the public.

SoCal man admits stabbing, killing parents, 2 kids, dog

Authorities say a Southern California man admits he stabbed his parents and two young children to death in their Goleta home.

Mike Brown: Obama speaks on Ferguson, Mo., black teen's death

Obama says that while the shooting death of the teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember him through "reflection and understanding."

Macy's to pay nearly $1M over employee death in LA

The company pleaded no contest to corporate criminal liability in the 2009 death of an employee at an East Los Angeles distribution center.

4 teens plead not guilty to killing USC student

Four teenagers have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal beating of a 24-year-old University of Southern California graduate student from China.

LA Police Commission gives Chief Beck 2nd term

Beck has worked for the LAPD for more than three decades. Violent crime has fallen under his tenure but it's also come with controversy.

Escape from the law just by crossing the county line

Commit a crime in America, and you'd expect that the police will hunt you down wherever you are. But to escape the hand of justice, sometimes all you have to do is cross the county line where law enforcement won't pursue fugitives who are just a short drive away.