Crime & Justice

CSUN kidnapping sketch

Cal State Northridge Police Services

Police search for man who tried to kidnap CSUN student

The student told police she could have seen the suspect on campus before, at the school's Oviatt library. A composite sketch of the suspect has been released.

El Cajon police shooting

Police fatally shoot man in El Cajon, protesters gather

The fatal shooting comes just weeks after black men were shot and killed by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in Charlotte, North Carolina, where violent protests broke out.

LAPD says its taking better care of inmates


An audit last spring found that the LAPD wasn't checking on inmates often enough in its downtown jail. The department says they've since made reforms.

2 charged in murder of Fullerton couple and their friend

Joshua Acosta and Frank Felix were charged Tuesday in connection with the murders of three people in Fullerton, according to a press release from the Orange County DA's office.

Fullerton triple-killing suspects booked on murder, conspiracy charges

The case has yet to be presented to the Orange County DA's office, according to Sgt. Jon Radus of the Fullerton Police Department.

Fullerton police arrest 2 men, 1 teen in triple homicide

Two men and a 17-year-old girl were arrested Sunday for the crimes. Missing teenager Katlynn Goodwill Yost was also located and is unharmed.

Police investigate Hollywood Hills killing

Police are searching for the killer of a man who was found beaten to death Friday at a house in the Hollywood Hills. ​The suspect may have been casing the area for weeks.

$50,000 reward for murdered Marine

The L.A. City Council is offering a $50,000 reward in the death of Carlos Segovia-Lopez, a 19-year-old Marine who was shot while on leave visiting his family. 

Did Russia hack the NSA? Maybe not

When news broke the NSA might have been hacked, suspicion fell on Russia. Now some analysts think an NSA insider might have been involved.

San Bernardino grapples with spike in killings

So far this year, the city has reported 49 killings, already more than last year's total which included the victims of a terrorist attack.

California launches database to track police shootings

Under a new state law, all 800+ police agencies in the state must report serious use of force cases for 2016. That data will go online for the public in January.

California Supreme Court to consider suit over Yelp review

Yelp wants the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's ruling upholding an order requiring Yelp to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm.

Hesperia student had hit list, plans for school shooting

Authorities say a student had a detailed plan and a list of 33 names of students and staff members he wanted to shoot at his Southern California high school.

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: 'nothing else they could do'

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck tells AirTalk why he backed officers involved in two recent fatal police shootings that the police commission later ruled were unjustified.

LA Superior Court agrees with feds to expand interpreters

The court system will expand its free interpretation services for people with limited English skills under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.

Police Commission: 3 LAPD officers unjustified in fatal shootings

In a rare move, the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD decided three officers violated department policy in two separate shootings last year.