Crime & Justice
Prosecutors want Sen. Rod Wright, who was convicted of lying about his legal residence, to serve six months in jail or home confinement.
A Los Angeles man accused of leaving a dog to die from the heat inside an abandoned stolen van has been sentenced to more than a year in state prison.
The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. These huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
The shooting sparked protests outside LAPD headquarters by people who said it was another case of excessive use of force. But witnesses are scarce, says the inspector general.
A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner and Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward will remain on the bench despite the censures.
Homicide investigators believe some of the shootings may be gang related but have not yet linked the incidents.
Sheriff's Sgt. G. Montoya says the captain was arrested on suspicion of driving a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the Associated Press.
Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited from California to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.
The city attorney sought the injunction claiming it violates Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in L.A..
State corrections officials agreed to create special housing units for mentally ill inmates after a federal judge ruled that keeping them in isolation violated their constitutional rights.
Authorities say a Sylmar man is responsible for a series of shootings dating back to Aug. 20 that left four people dead. See an interactive map/timeline here.
An L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled that local police do not have to share license plate data gathered through automatic scanners with the public.
For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.
NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
A woman has been charged with setting multiple fires, including two at churches. She was charged with seven counts of arson and one count of terrorism.