Crime & Justice

Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of Walter Scott

The shooting April 4 was captured on video by a bystander and showed officer Michael Slager firing eight times as 50-year-oldWalter Scott ran away.

Supreme Court strikes down 'born in Jerusalem' passport law

The ruling upholds a policy that is part of the government's refusal to recognize any nation's sovereignty over Jerusalem until Israelis and Palestinians resolve its status through negotiations.

Ezell Ford protesters still camped outside LA mayor's home

The protesters arrived outside Eric Garcetti's home on Sunday and plan to stay through Tuesday, when the Police Commission will receive findings on the shooting of Ezell Ford.

Video shows Texas officer pulling gun on teens at pool party

The McKinney Police Department says the incident occurred when officers responded to "a disturbance involving multiple juveniles" who did not have permission to be at a community pool.

Protesters deliver 'wake up call' at LA Mayor's home

About a dozen demonstrators gathered outside the L.A. mayor's home in Hancock Park this morning in what they said was a wake-up call for Garcetti.

Ezell Ford update: Commission meets Tuesday to review report

Unconfirmed reports surfaced Friday that two LAPD officers would be cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, mentally ill black man in South L.A.

Bicyclist in South El Monte killed in hit-and-run

Police are looking for the drivers of two vehicles, because the cyclist was actually hit twice: One when he was riding alone, and another when someone tried to help.

Woman says brother was sexually abused by Dennis Hastert

Hastert was charged last week in a federal indictment alleging that he agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million so that person would stay quiet about "prior misconduct."

Jury convicts female LA officer of assault in deadly arrest

The jury reached its verdict after two days of deliberations in the trial of Officer Mary O'Callaghan, 50. She pleaded not guilty to assault under color of authority.

Cases dropped, others in jeopardy over California FBI agent

Authorities say active cases against at least 61 defendants are currently under the microscope because of an agent who was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $100,000 on the job.

Ex-LAPD officer Henry Solis charged with murder

Solis had been with the LAPD less than a year when he allegedly shot and killed a man outside a nightclub in Pomona, California in March.

Friend of Boston Marathon bomber gets 3 1/2 years in prison

Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice for removing Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room.

Pakistan officials: Most arrested in Malala Yousafzai attack 'secretly acquitted'

Authorities announced in April that 10 men had been convicted in the attack on the youth activist. Now they say all but two were actually set free.

Ex-LAPD officer accused in killing is returned to California

Henry Solis, charged with the killing a man after a dispute at a Pomona nightclub, was returned to California from Texas following his arrest in Mexico.

Widow of man run over by Suge Knight sues for wrongful death

Lilian Carter, the widow of Terry Carter, filed the wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Judge grants new trial in death of intern Chandra Levy

Levy's 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old California native was romantically linked to a married congressman.