Crime & Justice

Donald Sterling: Woman to testify about gifts from former Clippers owner

V. Stiviano, 32, will testify Thursday in the civil trial involving the former Clippers owner about why she should keep gifts including a duplex, Ferrari, jewelry and designer clothes.

LA’s proposed communications system goes beyond 911

The new system, if completed, would allows police officers and firefighters to live stream vast amounts of video within and between agencies.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, lawyer says

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Bergdahl was captured after he walked off his post in 2009.

LA County halts overhaul of emergency communications system

The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System was supposed to ease communication between police and fire departments.

California jury rules Greyhound not to blame in deadly crash

The pre-dawn July 22, 2010, crash on Highway 99 killed six people, including the occupants of an overturned SUV, the bus driver and two bus passengers.

Teen convicted of setting destructive San Diego County fire

Judge Howard Shore found the girl was guilty of multiple felony counts of arson and one misdemeanor count of unlawfully allowing a fire to escape one's control.

$5,000 reward offered in Redondo Beach pelican shooting

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a brown pelican in Southern California.

Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in Vegas sex assault case

On Monday, the 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona and no contest to raping two women he drugged in L.A. He has yet to enter a plea in a fourth case in New Orleans.

LAPD training teaches empathy amid outcry over shootings

The LAPD training comes amid an uproar over the police killing of a Skid Row man, Ezell Ford in South L.A., Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Missouri.

Lawsuit alleges California ex-priest abused 2 boys

The lawsuit details allegations that go back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, after the priest had already been sent to treatment for molesting a 16-year-old boy.

CHP: David Crosby hit jogger with car near Santa Barbara

The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that Crosby was driving his Tesla electric car on Sunday at about 55 mph, the speed limit, when he hit a jogger.

Top California judge: Courts need aid innovating after cuts

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told a joint session of the Legislature that she appreciates lawmakers' efforts to restore funding to courts.

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads no contest in LA rape case

The former safety is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women in four states. On Monday, Sharper changed his plea in Phoenix via video-conferencing from L.A.

Police unable to confirm 'Rolling Stone' gang rape story at UVA

Police Chief Timothy Longo said during a news conference Monday that police could not confirm that a rape occurred at any fraternity house.

Durst: No bond for millionaire on New Orleans weapons charges

Magistrate Harry Cantrell said that based on what he heard in Monday's bond hearing and on court documents, the 71-year-old Durst is both a flight risk and a danger to others.

Supreme Court asks: Is a Confederate flag license plate protected speech?

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.