Crime & Justice

Man fatally shot by LAPD during stop in South LA

The man fatally shot by police on Monday night was on foot, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. Police did not say if he was armed.

Kendrec McDade: Pasadena to withhold part of report on police shooting

An independent report looks into the shooting death of the unarmed college student by Pasadena police officers, but the city wants to withhold portions of it from the public.

SoCal man admits stabbing, killing parents, 2 kids, dog

Authorities say a Southern California man admits he stabbed his parents and two young children to death in their Goleta home.

Mike Brown: Obama speaks on Ferguson, Mo., black teen's death

Obama says that while the shooting death of the teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember him through "reflection and understanding."

Macy's to pay nearly $1M over employee death in LA

The company pleaded no contest to corporate criminal liability in the 2009 death of an employee at an East Los Angeles distribution center.

4 teens plead not guilty to killing USC student

Four teenagers have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal beating of a 24-year-old University of Southern California graduate student from China.

LA Police Commission gives Chief Beck 2nd term

Beck has worked for the LAPD for more than three decades. Violent crime has fallen under his tenure but it's also come with controversy.

Escape from the law just by crossing the county line

Commit a crime in America, and you'd expect that the police will hunt you down wherever you are. But to escape the hand of justice, sometimes all you have to do is cross the county line where law enforcement won't pursue fugitives who are just a short drive away.

LAPD admits errors in how it reports crime stats to the FBI

The revelation and investigation by the Los Angeles Times comes a few days before city officials vote on whether Charlie Beck will get reappointed as police chief.

CHP beating video: LA woman said officer 'was trying to kill me' (updated)

In her first public comments since the July 1 beating on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, Marlene Pinnock recalled being repeatedly punched in the head.

Update: Holder says Missouri shooting deserves review

Attorney General Eric Holder says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb deserves a full review.

Stockton bank robbery: Police killed hostage, chief says

The hostage was found dead at the end of last month's bank robbery and chase, which included a running gunbattle between the three suspects and police before a final shootout.

LAX shooting: Death penalty decision on gunman due in fall

A prosecutor told a judge Monday that the case has been forwarded to the attorney general's office in Washington for review.

Nearly half of LA jails' mentally ill are black, report says

A new report by the L.A.-based activist group Dignity Power Now outlines the impact of jailing large numbers of mentally ill African Americans.

Private prisons house more Latinos than do public ones, study finds

An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.

LASD investigating 3rd deputy-involved shooting

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that occurred in Los Angeles early Sunday morning.