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LA sheriff's chief of staff resigns over offensive emails

Tom Angel, the chief of staff to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, has resigned after offensive emails he wrote were revealed by the Los Angeles Times.

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Judge: Long Beach police targeted gays in sting operations

Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina ruled Friday that Rory Moroney's arrest in 2014 was based on discriminatory enforcement and prosecution.

Big-rig driver flees after deadly pickup truck crash

Police say the 18-wheeled rig was involved in a minor crash about a block away before it ran a red light and hit the pickup shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack asks to delay trial

Enrique Marquez Jr. has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one of the San Bernardino shooters and to providing material support to terrorists.

3 arrested after shooting at San Bernardino police

Officers returned fire Thursday after three people shot at their unmarked vehicle. No officers were hurt, but a 17-year-old suspect was hit by police fire.

San Bernardino shooter's brother, 2 others arrested for fraud

A grand jury indictment alleges that all three defendants participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy for the benefit of the shooter's sister-in-law.

Major LAPD drug bust yields 19 arrests

After a major drug bust early Wednesday by the LAPD and other local and federal agencies, 19 suspects were arrested for possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

Ex-LAPD chief Willie Williams has died

Williams was the first African-American police chief in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He took over from LAPD Chief Darryl Gates following the 1992 riots.

Once-fugitive real estate heir's plea deal approved

A federal judge in New Orleans Wednesday accepted Durst's plea agreement to serve 7 years in prison on a weapons charge. Durst still faces a murder charge in California.

California gun sales spiking in 2016

Gun sales surged last year after the San Bernardino shooting. Those sky-high sales have carried over into 2016, new data shows.

Judge rejects Bill Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

A judge has rejected a bid to dismiss an infliction of emotional distress claim filed against Cosby by a woman who says he sexually abused her when she was underage.

California Senate rejects drug-sentencing legislation

Strongly opposed by sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys, the bill would have repealed a 1985 law creating so-called sentence enhancements for prior drug crimes.

Skid Row overdoses raise concern over synthetic marijuana

At least 15 people ended up in the hospital this weekend from overdoses on Skid Row, raising fresh concerns about the relatively new drug called "spice."

Robert Durst eyes Los Angeles-area prison

In a Monday court filing, Durst's lawyers say Durst is ill and that California's Terminal Island prison has the sort of medical facilities he needs.

Shelter director: 'Spice' is the most vexing drug Skid Row has seen

The synthetic drug 'spice' is responsible for some of the most disturbing behavior Skid Row has seen, according to Union Rescue Mission CEO Andy Bales.

100-mph freeway chase ends in naked arrest in Los Angeles

The chase started near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and ended downtown when the woman got out of her car and stripped naked as police tried to arrest her.