Crime

Program teaches jailed teenagers to be better fathers

The key message the innovative program tries to pass on to troubled young fathers is the importance of making personal contact with their children.

LAX Shooting: Committee debates armed checkpoints

A Congressional subcommittee is looking into lessons learned from last fall's deadly LAX shooting. One question: should armed police be stationed at checkpoints?

Lawsuit: LA Sheriff's 'gang' harassed female trainees

An L.A. Sheriff's deputy has sued the department, claiming female trainees at the East L.A. station were routinely harassed by male training officers.

11 arrested in Montana-California meth ring bust

The defendants will face drug conspiracy charges in Montana. The charges carry potential penalties of life in prison and fines of up to $10,000,000 each upon conviction.

Ex-UCLA athletics official facing child porn charges

Michael Sondheimer, once the associate athletic director at the UCLA, is accused of having child pornography on his university work computer.

LAX baggage theft raises questions about airport security

This week's arrest and detention of 20 people was the largest passenger luggage theft case in the LAX for decades. Is it a sign of weak security?

Arrests, warrants in bag theft case at LAX

Current and former employees of contracting companies were accused Wednesday of stealing luggage and other items from airport terminals, planes and the tarmac.

LAX shooting: TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints (Updated)

The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall.

Anaheim police dog Bruno retiring after being shot

Anaheim authorities say a police dog shot by a suspect who also fired on officers will be retired after recovering from his wounds.

Sentencing postponed for Torrance man-on-car murder

Sentencing has been postponed for a substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through Los Angeles suburb Torrance with a dying man on her windshield.

LAPD begins serving Echo Park gang injunction papers

Los Angeles police have begun serving suspected gang members in Echo Park and Silver Lake with papers that prohibit them from associating in public, among other activities.

Police commission president disagrees with Chief's action in discipline case

Commission President Steve Soboroff said that an incident first reported in the Los Angeles Times would be considered as part of Chief Charlie Beck's contract renewal.

$20,000 offered for inmate who escaped LA jail

Los Angeles County supervisors are offering a $20,000 reward in the case of an inmate who escaped from a downtown LA jail nearly two weeks ago.

Update: Judge splits massacre trial into 2 phases

The portion of the trial to determine the guilt or innocence of Scott Dekraai has been set for June 9. He has been charged with the worst mass killing in O.C. history.

LA's jails at their most crowded in years

L.A.'s jails are experiencing their highest population numbers in years – a result, officials say, of the state's prison realignment law.

Update: Suspect in Hollywood Hills shooting dead; officer wounded

A police spokesman said the suspect in a shooting in the Hollywood Hills Monday morning is dead. An officer wounded during the altercation is doing well, according to Chief Charlie Beck.