Crime & Justice

Search for 5-year-old boy expands to neighboring states, airports

Authorities have expanded the search for a missing 5-year-old boy whose father was arrested after being found passed out at a South Pasadena park.

Anti-Semitic violence in California increased by 21 percent last year

In a national audit of anti-Semitism published on Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported a total of 211 incidents of violence against Jews in California.

Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

Dawud Abdulwali entered the plea Monday to a charge of arson of a structure, and he was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison.

LAPD recovers $250,000 of stolen goods

The LAPD has recovered more than 1,000 items including jewelry, rare coins, stamps and high-end handbags that they think were headed for a store in South L.A.

San Bernardino teacher Karen Smith praised at funeral

Karen Smith, the special education teacher gunned down in her San Bernardino classroom, has been laid to rest.

Cops bust Coachella theft rings

Police nabbed five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the music festival.

California moves slowly toward resuming executions

Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the state may be easing back toward allowing executions, though it may not happen quickly, if at all.

Police shoot, injure man in Panorama City

When officers approached the suspect, the suspect allegedly told them that he had a gun and refused to be taken into custody. He allegedly said “that he would shoot and kill the officers,” said a police spokesman.

LA city attorney sues owners of 6 crime-infested homes

Feuer announced the lawsuits in a statement released on Wednesday, stating the properties had long been the sites of rampant criminal activity.

Loyola’s Project for the Innocent scores another win

For the third time in a month, the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent has secured the release of a man it argued was wrongfully convicted.

Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random, police say

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, is in custody and is expected to be charged with four counts of murder including another white man he shot last week.

5 things about the LAPD’s new de-escalation policy

The new policy requires LAPD cops to try a series de-escalation tactics, when possible, to try to avoid shooting people.

Fontana cops justified in shooting caught on video, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say Fontana police officers acted lawfully when they fatally shot a legally blind man with schizophrenia in 2015 during an encounter at a gas station.

Deported veterans hoping to return to US after Brown pardons crimes

The three veterans pardoned are not the only non-citizen military veterans who've been deported. But the three hope they can return with their crimes now pardoned.

LAPD expected to adopt new ‘use-of-force’ policy

In an effort to reduce the number of officer involved shootings, LAPD is expected to roll out new "use-of-force" policies. KPCC's Frank Stoltze joins Take Two

Police in Newport Beach shoot, kill knife-wielding man

The suspect initially complied with an officer’s orders to drop the weapon, but he allegedly re-armed himself with the knife seconds later.