Crime & Justice

Marion "Suge" Knight Court Appearance

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Video of 'Suge' Knight running over 2 men released

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining Knight should stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.

LAPD Crime Tape

LA may not be riding a crime wave, criminologists say

Crime is on the rise, but for how long and why? Criminologists say it's too early to say and are unconvinced by arguments that realignment is pushing crime rates up.

Ex-wrestling coach pleads not guilty to molesting athletes

Thomas Joseph Snider entered pleas on Thursday to 41 felony and misdemeanor charges of child molesting and committing lewd acts on children.

1 dead and several injured in Palms shootings

Los Angeles police say one person has been killed and four others injured in a series of attacks in the Palms area, and they're hunting for at least one suspect.

You got a ticket for jaywalking. Here's what you do next

It's similar to handling a traffic citation. And, it's harder for authorities to collect.

Senate OKs bill barring minor's sexual consent as civil defense

The vote comes after LAUSD argued last year that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a male teacher shared responsibility, despite her age.

'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

The ruling came Thursday after a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand.

True Religion subcontractors accused in $79M payroll fraud

Two CEOs of sewing companies that subcontract with the jeans manufacturer were arrested. True Religion is not suspected of any wrongdoing.

2 teens who allegedly plotted South Pasadena school shooting admit threats

Prosecutors say the teens, who are now 17 and 18 years old, appeared in Pasadena Juvenile Court Wednesday.

Grand jury in Texas indicts dad of fugitive ex-LAPD officer

Investigators believe Victor Solis helped his 27-year-old son slip into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on March 14.

LA's drug courts could open up to more serious crimes

L.A.'s public safety leaders are considering a proposal to save the county's drug courts by offering higher level offenders an opportunity to participate.

Court deals Phoenix Sheriff Arpaio a defeat in profiling case

The decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals marks the latest in a long string of defeats for Sheriff Joe Arpaio relating to alleged racial profiling of Latinos.

Critics: expansion of LAPD elite Metro teams raises concerns

Some community activists and police critics said Wednesday Mayor Garcetti's plan to assign teams to target crime in unfamiliar neighborhoods could hurt community policing efforts.

Judge declines to remove marijuana from dangerous drug list

A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, saying "this is not the court and this is not the time."

NFL star Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

The former New England Patriots tight end was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder, a conviction that carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

LAPD arrest anti-police protesters blocking Blue Line track

Los Angeles police have arrested 15 people who blocked a downtown railroad track and halted a commuter train during a protest against police brutality.