Crime & Justice

LAPD Crash Folo - 8

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Trucker charged for crash that killed LAPD officer

L.A. County prosecutors on Monday announced charges against the driver of the runaway truck that struck a police cruiser in Beverly Hills last year, killing Officer Nicholas Lee.

California supreme court

Court rules against sex-offender law's blanket lifetime ban

The court restricted its decision to San Diego County. But ruling has potential statewide impact criminal law professor Laurie Levenson said.

A makeshift memorial for the shooting victim in Skid Row.

Skid Row police shooting update: shooting will be early test of body camera policy

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Three officers, one of whom is a sergeant, shot a man as they struggled on the ground for control of one of the officer's weapons, after a stun gun proved ineffective, police said.

Task force calls for independent probes of police shootings

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing also emphasized the need for better training and equipment, including bulletproof vests.

'Suge' Knight goes to hospital after saying he fired lawyers

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight says he fired lawyers handling his murder case before being taken again to a hospital. Knight told a judge he is going blind.

Suspect in fatal Los Angeles street race turns himself in

A man suspected of driving a Ford Mustang that struck and killed two spectators during a street race in Southern California has turned himself in.

Man arrested in shooting of transgender woman in South LA

A 30-year-old Inglewood man is being held in connection with the December shooting death of Deshawn Sanchez, 21, as she phoned authorities for help.

Ex-'revenge porn' website operator pleads guilty to hacking

Hunter Moore of Woodland, California entered the pleas Wednesday to computer hacking and identity theft. He's facing two to seven years in federal prison.

Guilty verdict returned in 'American Sniper' murder trial

Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.

Guard sentenced for smuggling drugs into Lancaster prison

A former guard at a state prison in Southern California has been pleaded no contest to smuggling drugs and other contraband to fellow gang members behind bars.

Man who bit off fingertip at Beyonce/Jay-Z concert pleads no contest

Roberto Garnica entered the plea on Tuesday. He was sentenced to 40 days in county jail, 30 days of community service and a year of anger management classes.

Coroner: LAPD officers contributed to Omar Abrego’s death

The death of Omar Abrego - and that of Ezell Ford a week later and just a few blocks away - sparked angry protests outside LAPD headquarters.

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

The decision resolves a case that focused on self-defense gun laws and became a flashpoint in the national conversation about race two years before the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting.

No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

Prosecutors said there's insufficient evidence to prove the officers didn't act in self-defense or the defense of others when they killed Brian Beaird in 2013

Gov. Brown blocks ex-Mexican Mafia chief Enriquez's parole

Gov. Brown blocked Enriquez's release from prison late Friday, citing the 52-year-old inmate's violent criminal past and his "shallow understanding" of his own actions.

Police are learning to accept civilian oversight, but distrust lingers

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the U.S. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.