Crime & Justice
Los Angeles County prosecutors are awaiting the police investigation into an 80-year-old man who says he fatally shot a burglar in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley.Add your comments
Police said Xinran Ji, an engineering student from China, was assaulted early Thursday morning on the street near his off-campus apartment building.
The suspect allegedly funneled weapons, including 12-gauge shotguns and .45-caliber pistols, to an associate for sale on the black market.
It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions.
The Torrance Police Department said Thursday it will settle with a 38-year-old surfer who was injured when his truck was rammed and shot up after police mistook it for manhunt suspect Christopher Dorner.
Police believe the student, identified as Xinran Ji, was assaulted by at least three suspects with a blunt object as he was walking a few blocks from campus back to his apartment.
The Torrance Police Department announced Thursday that it will settle the lawsuit of David Perdue, a surfer who suffered injuries when his truck was rammed and shot during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner.
Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and assault and not guilty of murder in the trial for the beating death of Annie Kim Pham outside an Orange County nightclub.
A state bill would create a "yellow alert" for California that would broadcast vehicle information for suspect drivers involved in serious hit-and-run collisions.
Long beach police say they are looking for a suspect who cursed at a Muslim woman and tore off her hijab during daylight hours in a parking lot.
Sheriff's officials have not ID'd the body, but they believe the man to be responsible for the deaths of two people and the wounding of a deputy.
In a six-year period, California simultaneously cut its prison population by 23 percent and its violent crime rate by 21 percent--both over the national average.
Legal scholars say the judge's controversial statement is aimed less at shocking the public than asking it to confront its own relationship with the death penalty.
On July 9, an eyewitness saw a white male in his 50s or 60s fire a pellet gun at a peacock from a Mercedes, killing the bird.
More than a dozen law enforcement agencies are assisting the Yurok tribe in a large-scale raid targeting illegal marijuana grows along the Klamath River.
Officials say a former associate athletic director at UCLA has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of possession of child pornography.