Crime & Justice

How a law from the Civil War fights modern-day fraud

A Civil War-era law, which encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers, has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

Florida man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

Prosecutors say Michael Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired 10 times into an SUV carrying 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three of his friends in November 2012.

Covina motorcycle officer who died in crash ID'ed

Covina police say 28-year-old Officer Jordan Corder ran into an SUV and was thrown from his motorcycle onto the road. He was declared dead at a hospital soon after.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor released

The Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that no arrests will be made after what appeared to be a domestic altercation at the residence of Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo ended in his death.

Covina motorcycle officer dies in crash

A police officer has died after a collision with a vehicle while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. The officer's name has not been released.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot and killed; wife held

Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Levette, who allegedly shot him several times.

Funeral home sues LA Archdiocese for $250M

A funeral home is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging the archdiocese wants to cheat it out of business.

Gravely injured Giants fan sues Dodgers again

An attorney for Brian Stow has sued the Dodgers again, claiming it is trying to recoup $3.4 million in insurance payments from Stow for his medical care.

Brown signs 'Gun Violence Restraining Order' into law

The law permits the confiscation of guns from those deemed a danger to themselves or others. It was crafted in the wake of last May's murder rampage in Isla Vista.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests.

Governor vetoes bill that would limit police drone use

Governor Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required California law enforcement to secure a warrant in order to use drones for surveillance assignments.

Sarah Jones' death: 1st AD on 'Midnight Rider' faces criminal charges

Hillary Schwartz was charged Sept. 10 with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass and could face a combined sentence of up to 11 years in prison if convicted.

California approves landmark 'yes means yes' law

The bill's author has said it will begin a paradigm shift in how college campuses in California prevent and investigate sexual assaults.

Reality TV crew's bag causes bomb scare at LAX

A television crew's bag full of what turned out to be video equipment touched off a brief bomb scare Sunday on an American Eagle flight bound for Oregon.

To counter gun violence, LA researchers seek deeper data

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.

California protesters block Israeli-owned ship

Pro-Palestinian protesters blocked an Israeli ship from docking at the Port of Oakland Saturday.