Crime & Justice

Mark Ridley Thomas Mark-Anthony Johnson

Frank Stoltze

LA Sheriff against subpoena power for civilian overseers

Activists say subpoena power is the only thing that will give a new civilian panel teeth to effectively watchdog the LA County Sheriff's Department.

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Unarmed homeless man shot by LA police had meth, pot in system

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Caught on video by a bystander, the shooting of Charly Keunang was viewed by millions and sparked angry protests outside police headquarters in L.A. See his autopsy here.

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LA City Council bans high-capacity gun magazines

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The city council voted 12–0 to make it a misdemeanor to possess gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after the elaborately staged June 6 escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat.

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

It's unlikely that the sentence will be carried out anytime soon, as a militia in Libya has refused to hand him over to the government for the past four years.

South LA on edge after 9 wounded, 2 killed in weekend shootings

Los Angeles police are trying to determine if there is a connection between a spate of shootings and online posts alleging more gang violence to come.

OC Sheriff: AG informant probe has not questioned my deputies

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she's "not confident" in the state attorney general's investigation into alleged withholding of evidence regarding jailhouse informants.

The rise of the 'lone wolf' gunman

Domestic terrorism is now one of the biggest threats to public safety in America.

Attorney sentenced in immigration, bank fraud cases

The Los Angeles Times reports Gino Paul Pietro defrauded six defendants and their families by asserting that his investigator could settle their criminal and immigration cases.

Program will wipe records clean for LA-area homeless

The Los Angeles Times says the county-funded program removes citations if the homeless person accepts job training, drug and alcohol treatment or other services and performs community service.

Suspect, victim in Hollywood slaying had financial dispute

Ezeoma Obioha was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder in the July 5 shotgun killing of 31-year-old Carrie Melvin.

Mexico judge orders prison officials detained in 'El Chapo' escape

Joaquin Guzman slipped out of his cell on July 11, via an underground tunnel. He is believed to have had inside help in the jailbreak.

Man arrested in shotgun killing of woman in Hollywood

Los Angeles police have arrested a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman gunned down while walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood earlier this month.

Gunman shot and killed by police in Studio City

A gunman was shot and killed by police Friday afternoon in Studio City. The gunman had fired shots outside a popular Studio City shopping district.

Experts call for beefing up OC's sheriff oversight

Experts told the Orange County Board of Supervisors that its current Office of Independent Review is doing an adequate job, but should be given more staff and power.

Prosecutors charge retired LAPD detective with bank robbery

Randolph Bruce Adair, 70, was charged with one count of bank robbery and accused of using force and intimidation on July 21 to take $1,658 from First Citizens Bank in Rancho Santa Margarita.