Crime & Justice

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.

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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, killing 3

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.

Militarized police? An FAQ on the Pentagon's surplus program

The Defense Logistics Agency's surplus military supplies program can get complicated. Here's our guide to the data, and what it does — and doesn't — tell us.

Bill Cosby won't be charged by LA prosecutors over molestation claim

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

Pentagon releases new details of weapons program in SoCal

The Department of Defense has released new data indicating just how much military equipment has made its way to Southern California law enforcement.

Guilty plea set in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

A guilty plea is scheduled for a South Florida businessman accused of helping to finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.

Witnesses back woman Cosby sex abuse suit, says lawyer

Judy Huth claims Cosby abused her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15. Her lawyer says two witnesses corroborate her story.

San Jose police officer on leave after threatening tweets

Officer Phillip White said he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter."

Montebello man pleads not guilty in wife's murder

A lawyer for Daniel Perez said his client killed Erica Perez in self-defense.

LAFD releases images of potential witnesses to DTLA fire

The LAFD and ATF released videos of two potential witnesses in last week's massive fire that burned down the Da Vinci apartment complex Downtown.

LAPD chief has lessons to share about department's past 'ghosts'

Cities looking to reform their troubled police forces might have a template to turn to in LA. The LAPD has come a long way in 20 years, and its chief, Charlie Beck, wants to share lessons learned.