Crime & Justice

Ferguson Nationwide Protests

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LAPD: Protesters to be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner (updated)

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At least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested Wednesday night.

Ferguson Nationwide Protests

Ferguson protest: Arrests made on 3rd night of Los Angeles protests (updated)

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The Los Angeles Police Department was put on tactical alert Wednesday afternoon following a day of loud but mostly peaceful demonstrations throughout the day.

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Prosecutors drop charges in against man allegedly beat by police

The man, who was charged with resisting arrest and drug possession, was allegedly kicked so hard he blacked out.

Pasadena police union seeks to block McDade report

The Pasadena police union has filed a petition seeking once again to block the release of a redacted report on the shooting death of Kendrec McDade.

Toronto police arrest ex-radio host Jian Ghomeshi in sex case

Toronto police said in a statement Wednesday that former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault.

LA jails to improve wheelchair access

This week's preliminary approval of a settlement agreement with the ACLU of Southern California comes years after attorneys filed a suit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Uber driver stabbed, robbed in Los Angeles

Officers arrested a woman suspected in the assault and robbery. They are still searching for a man they believe is connected to the attack.

Ferguson: Brown family blasts prosecutor; Mo. governor deploys more Guard (update)

A federal investigation is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Meanwhile, the Brown family blasted the prosecutor's handling of the case.

Ferguson: Protests after grand jury decides not to indict police officer

Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, and in cities nationwide Monday night after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

Regulators to inspect bus company that crashed twice Sunday

Inspectors had recently given Othello, Wa.-based Yellow Arrow Lines a violation order, pulling a driver off the road. The company has had few inspections.

Governor nominates LA-born attorney for state Supreme Court

If approved, Leondra Kruger would become the fourth African-American and the second African-American woman to serve on the high court.

Rehab center sued in fatal drunk driving case

The family of a man struck by a drunk driver who drove with the dying victim on her windshield is suing the Southern California drug rehab center where she worked.

Susan Mellen: Wrongly convicted woman declared innocent

A judge previously overturned Susan Mellen's conviction in the 1997 beating death of a homeless man. The new ruling allows her to claim about $600,000 in compensation.

LA Kings' Voynov charged with domestic violence

L.A. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been charged with felony domestic violence, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Thursday.

Man charged with 4 murders in Valley shootings

Alexander Hernandez, 34, was initially charged in August with one murder, two attempted murders and three counts of animal cruelty in a series of shootings last summer.

Florida State University gunman shot dead by campus police

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.