Crime & Justice

LAPD officer shoots, critically wounds man in Venice

Its the second shooting of a person by LAPD officers in Venice in two months. The first man, who was unarmed and homeless, died.

New York reaches $5.9 million settlement with family of Eric Garner

New York City has reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody.

Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon told The Associated Press in a statement that the jail discovered mistakes two days after Roof's arrest.

Dismay in US over Guzman's escape from Mexican prison

The escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman renewed calls for drug kingpins to be extradited to the United States.

10 LA Sheriff officials relieved of duty amid inmate abuse allegations

The move comes amid increased scrutiny of LA County's troubled jail system.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman slips out of prison

The kingpin reportedly went to the showers Saturday night and was not seen again. He made a similar escape in 2001 with help from prison guards.

LA man sentenced to almost 6 years in prison in Ponzi scheme

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Friday 47-year-old Keith Rode of Los Angeles was sentenced to five years and eight months in a federal prison and ordered to pay $32.8 million in restitution.

Spike in LAPD officer-involved shootings this year

The number peaked this week - a violent one where law enforcement officers at agencies across Los Angeles County fatally shot six people by Friday afternoon.

Program to determine if felons own guns faces backlog, audit says

The audit shows that in the first quarter of 2015 the department had about 3,600 reports in a daily queue of people potentially prohibited from owning guns. The department's goal was to keep that number below 600.

California bill would protect people who record police

The bill by Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens says recording or photographing police in public areas isn't enough to charge people with obstructing officers.

Charleston church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun, FBI says

FBI Director James Comey on Friday outlined a series of missed opportunities and incomplete paperwork that allowed the transaction to take place.

Mid-Wilshire police shooting: Suspect in struggle for Taser dies

The suspect, a 38-year-old Caucasian male, has been identified, but his name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles coroner's office.

Man critical after being shot by police in Mid-Wilshire

An officer investigating vandalism in Mid-Wilshire shot a man with a skateboard after a struggle. A neighbor said he witnessed the shooting and thought it was excessive.

Remains in Lomita wall ID'd as missing woman's

The Los Angeles County coroner's office announced Thursday that the remains are those of 37-year-old Raven Campbell. There's no immediate word on the cause of death.

17 sea lions injured accidentally by chlorine, Laguna Beach police find

The Laguna Beach Police Department interviewed employees, looked at surveillance footage and found no signs of an intentional act at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Report: Officers' body cam video disputes police account of Skid Row shooting

Four months after a homeless man living on Skid Row was shot to death, a journalist who reviewed body camera footage from two officers disputes their claims that the suspect reached for one of their guns.