Crime & Justice

The Justice Department building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

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Department of Justice sued by AP for making a fake AP news story

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake AP news story and impersonated a journalist.

Road Rage Erupts Into Violence

LAPD wants help identifying suspect in road rage video


A road rage incident where a man had his head slammed into a sidewalk has led to the LAPD asking for the public's help to identify the suspect.

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Police fatally shoot man who struck officer in Van Nuys

Police responded to a neighbor dispute Thursday night. The suspect, who allegedly refused to leave a residence, hit an officer with a "hard object," according to police.

Parole recommended for Manson follower Bruce Davis for fourth time

Parole officials on Thursday again decided it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis — but Gov. Jerry Brown can block it, and has twice before.

CD store owner charged in $2 million shoplifting heroin addicts scheme

A record store owner is charged with using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products that he then resold online.

Court OKs lawsuits against Los Angeles sheriff's officials

The ruling would allow lawsuits brought against three sheriff's officials accused of withholding evidence from two murder defendants who were later exonerated.

Virginia shooting: Reporter, cameraman killed on live TV; gunman dies

The man suspected of shooting a reporter and photographer live on air in Virginia crashed during a pursuit Wednesday and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

In wake of journalist murders, media consider the graphic footage

Today's deadly shooting of two journalists on live TV has reopened a conversation about how (or even if) sensitive material like the video should be shared.

Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life in prison

Holmes was convicted of first-degree murder and 140 counts of attempted first degree murder, as well as an explosives charge, in an attack on moviegoers watching a midnight Batman premiere in 2012.

Los Angeles looks at harsher penalties for child sex buyers

The county wants to hit "johns" with felonies such as rape, child abuse or endangerment and conspiracy — far more than the misdemeanors customers typically receive.

Family of Lakewood man releases video of fatal deputy-involved shooting

A mentally-ill man was shot during an altercation with officers last month. His family claims a video contradicts the claim that he posed a threat.

Woman's body buried in LA County backyard identified, suspect named

A woman whose body was discovered buried in a Valinda backyard has been identified as Maria Delrefugio Chavez, with authorities identifying Pablo Pinto Mata as a suspect.

Medical care at California prison still inadequate, inspection says

After years of federal oversight, medical services at a state prison in Susanville still fail to meet constitutional standards, according to a new report. Read the full report here.

Orange County seeks help with sheriff oversight

The O.C. Board of Supervisors Monday is scheduled to discuss hiring a consultant to figure out how to effectively monitor county law enforcement.

LA County man charged with 150 counts of porn extortion

A Rosemead man is accused of tricking underage girls into sending him nude photos.

Gunman kills guard in federal building in NYC, then kills himself

Police say the attack occurred in Lower Manhattan Friday afternoon. They say there is "no indication of a nexus to terrorism."