Crime & Justice

LAPD Chief: Bodycam videos 'investigative tool,' not for public consumption

The LAPD is awaiting word on whether federal money will help fund bodycams, after the ACLU asked the Justice Department to halt funding because videos will largely be kept from the public.

Southern California doctor charged in $150 million insurance scam

Indictments unsealed Tuesday say a doctor and 14 associates bilked insurance companies out of $150 million in the scheme.

Father charged with stabbing 3 sons to death in South LA

The district attorney's office alleges special circumstances — multiple murders and use of a knife in a killing — that would make Fuentes eligible for the death penalty.

Fontana man charged with attempted murder in shooting of California Highway Patrol officer

Thirty-year-old John Garcia is accused of attempted murder, assaulting a peace officer with a firearm and fleeing the crime scene.

Hazardous material in the mail burns courthouse employee

The employee sustained minor hand injuries Monday afternoon, while 14 others who were nearby had to undergo decontamination, police said.

Prof fatally shot on Mississippi campus; suspect at large

Cleveland Police Chief Charles "Buster" Bingham said that authorities have identified Shannon Lamb as a "person of interest" in the shooting of history professor Ethan Schmidt.

Bond denied for ex-SC cop on murder charge in Walter Scott's death

The former North Charleston officer has been held in solitary confinement since his arrest on murder charges in the April 4 shooting death of Walter Scott.

Call center company settles US sex harassment suit

The EEOC says six women and three men employees were sexually propositioned, groped and shown offensive photos at VXI Global Solutions.

Ferguson Commission shines light on racially divided St. Louis

After Michael Brown's shooting, a group was tasked with investigating the region's inequalities. Their report points to deep racial and economic tensions, and calls for sweeping policy changes.

Dead man found inside refrigerator behind Sun Valley home

Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez says it's unknown who is living at the home, or whether the incident was gang-related.

Man charged with string of bank robberies in Southern California

Joseph Adel Noriega, 37, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested by the San Marino Police Department on Thursday following a bank robbery in South Pasadena.

Dad of 3 boys found stabbed booked on suspicion of murder

Luis Fuentes was booked Friday and being held in lieu of $3 million bail.

Child welfare authorities probe history with suspect dad

LA County Department of Children and Family Services says the agency is reviewing any past involvement the family may have had with it.

Deputies shoot carjacker after restaurant standoff in Downey

LA County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a carjacking suspect who led authorities on a chase, then took hostages inside Chris & Pitts barbecue in Downey.

CHP officer shot in West Covina during traffic stop

Officers pursued the suspect and took him into custody in Fontana.

Ex-NY fire captain pleads no contest to molesting boys in LA

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Wilbert Riera pleaded no contest Thursday to two felony counts of lewd acts with children under 14.