Crime & Justice

Officer Rafael Ramos (left) and Wenjian Liu (right), who were killed on Saturday after being ambushed by a gunman in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Gunman made anti-police posts before killing NYPD officers

The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.

NYC Police Commissioner Bratton: Cops 'quite simply, assassinated'

New York City's police commissioner says the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser "were, quite simply, assassinated."

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Anti-police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

Demonstrators chanting "Black lives matter" converged in the mall rotunda Saturday in a protest of police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down.

Here's what $10 million of stolen art looks like

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recovered $10 million in art this week, but they're seeking further information on the theft from an Encino home in 2008.

Redondo Beach crash: 4 victims die; driver pleads not guilty

A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a church appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty.

Former Angels pick Ryan Bolden killed in argument over candy

A former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Bolden, was killed in an argument that started over candy.

Da Vinci fire was maliciously set, ATF investigator says

Fire investigators have clarified what they meant when they announced that the Da Vinci Apartment Complex fire was an act of arson: Someone set the fire on purpose.

Michael Brown: St. Louis grand jury heard witnesses who lied, prosecutor says

Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.

Neutrogena settles hazardous-waste violations

Neutrogena will pay more than $400,000 to settle a civil action filed after state inspectors found several hazardous-waste violations at its manufacturing facility.

Ex-California supremacist guilty of racial killing

A former white supremacist from Palmdale has been convicted of killing a black man 17 years ago in a racially-motivated attack.

Da Vinci Apartment Complex fire was arson, investigators say

The huge fire at the under construction Da Vinci Apartment Complex in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 8 was the result of arson, according to the LAFD and ATF.

Alleged DUI driver slams into churchgoers in Redondo Beach, killing 3

A suspected drunk driver slammed into a group of more than a dozen people leaving a Christmas pageant in Redondo Beach on Wednesday.

Marathon bombing suspect due in court Thursday

On Thursday, the Boston Marathon bomber suspect is due to show his face in court. He has not been seen in public since he was arraigned in July 2013.

West LA shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

The shooting took place just after 9 a.m. in West LA. Police said all three victims were alive and breathing.

LA Jails: Settlement with ACLU promises new reforms

A settlement approved by the county Tuesday calls for additional reforms to end what critics call a culture of abuse inside L.A. county jails.

LAPD announces rollout of body cameras on officers

The LAPD says patrol officers in three neighborhoods will begin to wear body cameras in January. The city plans to outfit all officers by June of 2016.