Crime & Justice

Grim Sleeper's first known victim testifies

In an unusual, move, L.A. prosecutors take testimony from a woman they say was attacked by the Grim Sleeper in the 1970s — before his killing spree.

CA high court rejects challenge to juvenile sentence

California's Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to a criminal sentence of 50 years to life for a juvenile convicted of murder who argued that the punishment violated a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

SWAT arrests man suspected of shooting West Covina officer

Sheriff's Deputy Trina Schrader says Jose Luis Chavez was taken into custody by SWAT officers early Thursday at a home in La Puente.

Seventh California prison still providing poor medical care

Inspectors have found that more than a third of the 17 prisons inspected since last year are still providing poor care.

Actor's young son says he heard shots in killing of mom

Jace's 10-year-old son says he heard his father tell his mother she should "run to heaven" before shooting her twice.

Opening statements expected in 'Shield' actor murder trial

Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday in the trial of Michael Jace, who is accused of shooting and killing his wife.

Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

The 78-year-old actor faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent.

Volkswagen to provide update on emissions settlement talks

A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks Tuesday in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month.

Suspect identified in West Covina officer-involved shooting

The West Covina police officer approached a man on a bicycle and the exchange led to a gunfight between the two. Authorities are searching the area.

Beloved Anaheim police dog Bruno's handler remembers his late pal

The K-9 officer was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and underwent emergency surgery, but was unable to recover. He was retired from duty two years ago after being shot.

Police need a hand finding 'cold hands bandit' robbers

The crew is responsible for 24 bank robberies dating back to November of 2015, according to police, adding the robbers have become more aggressive with each robbery.

Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States can go forward.

What to do about harassment on Metro trains and buses

About 20 percent of all women riding Metro report some form of harassment while on a train or bus.

FBI adds LA and Chicago-area suspects to 10 Most Wanted list

Authorities offered up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Philip Patrick Policarpio of Los Angeles and Luis Macedo of suburban Chicago.

Los Angeles police union sues city, chief over discipline

The union claims two senior officers on the LAPD Board of Rights, a three-person panel charged with deciding discipline cases, are beholden to the chief and are unduly influenced by him.

Santa Ana ends jail contract with ICE, now the city needs money

Santa Ana City Council members on Tuesday voted to allow its contract for holding immigration detainees to expire in 2020. Now it needs a new way to pay off its debt.