Crime & Justice

From Oakland to Baltimore, lessons from cities of unrest

The recent tragic events in those cities have taught officials the importance of keeping the public informed and good community relationships.

US reprimands agents for man forgotten in San Diego cell

The DOJ says it is concerned the punishments might be inadequate and that the decisions underscore the need for a broad review of the DEA's disciplinary practices.

LA sues Wells Fargo over unauthorized customer accounts

According to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer's office, the bank imposed unrealistic sales quotas that drove its employees to open fee-generating accounts without customers' permission.

IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

The self-described Islamic State did not provide details, and it was unclear whether the group was opportunistically claiming the attack as its own.

California officer in hot water over ice bucket video

A video posted online in July showed Pasadena police officer Jaime Robison picking up a 5-gallon bucket of ice water and pour it over a fellow officer while she was receiving disability benefits.

Ex-exec of OC firm sentenced for $3 million embezzlement

Steven Hagstrom of Anaheim was sentenced Monday to more than three years in federal prison for embezzling more than $3 million.

'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to police

Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," pleaded no contest Monday to disturbing the peace with loudness.

Texas police: Suspects in Muhammad cartoon contest attack came out shooting

The men, police said, fired assault rifles as soon as they came out of their vehicle. One police officer fired back and killed both suspects.

Event helps reduce charges on former felons' records

The events could have a major impact on former felons' chances of getting a job or getting into a school, by erasing some crimes from their records.

May Day protesters, police clash in Seattle

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and other objects as authorities responded with pepper spray and flash bangs.

‘Rough rides’ in Baltimore are ‘screen tests’ in LA

A ride to the police station or jail can involve being thrown around in the back seat of a police car, according to some activists.

Freddie Gray: 'Victory rallies' expected in Baltimore

A "victory rally" is expected after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved in the man's arrest Friday.

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray's death

Saying "no one is above the law," state's attorney declares Gray's death was a homicide, his arrest was illegal, and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter.

Feds drop charges against hunter in huge Yosemite wildfire

The decision came after two key witnesses unexpectedly died within months of an indictment that was handed down last year, prosecutors said.

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

Suit was filed by stepchildren of Kim Howe, whose car was pushed into oncoming traffic after Jenner's sport utility vehicle collided with it on Pacific Coast Highway in February.

2 moms on raising black sons in Baltimore

The viral video of a mother giving her son a smack down after seeing her son throwing objects at police officers is one of the more stirring images from the Baltimore riots.