Crime & Justice

A man walks up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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Supreme Court wrestles with California police shooting case


During the oral argument, some liberal justices signaled support for the couple while some conservative justices questioned the lower court's ruling.


LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

LAPD Chief Beck says reports of sexual assault and domestic violence by Latino residents have dropped amid concerns over deportation if they interact with police.

Gabriel Fernandez

Will charges against 4 social workers improve LA's child welfare?


Four social workers will stand trial for the 2013 death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez. His mother and her boyfriend allegedly tortured him, and the social workers were supposed to oversee and protect him.

Lawmakers seek changes to California juvenile justice system

Democratic state senators Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles and Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens are proposing four bills intended to keep more youthful offenders out of the criminal justice system.

Man dead after shooting at Temple City sheriff's station

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department's special forces bureau is on the scene. There is no confirmation at this time that any deputies or personnel have been injured.

Weed-smoking tourist barred from US

On a trip to Colorado from Chile, Sarah smoked some pot. Later, when she tried to visit her boyfriend in the U.S., she was told that she was being barred from the country.

LA prosecutors reorganize $150 million insurance fraud case

The alleged conspiracy involved paying lawyers and marketers as much as $10,000 a month for illegal patient referrals, known as "capping."

​LA man walks free after he's exonerated in 1984 murder

Andrew Leander Wilson, 62, was released from the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail downtown into a sea of cameras and cheers and applause from university law students who worked to free him.

CA's top judge asks ICE to stop 'stalking' courthouses

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote to the Trump administration Thursday, asking that federal agents stop arresting immigrants at state courthouses.

With both communities concerned, Latino Muslims learn about their rights

President Trump's executive orders on immigration and border security have Latinos and Muslims concerned. In Los Angeles, Latino Muslims are educating themselves about their rights and going public.

When policing and race cross paths in Silicon Valley

In California, officers undergo cultural diversity and discrimination training, which includes understanding the cultural composition of the state and discussing the impact of racial profiling.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca found guilty in corruption scheme

After two days of deliberations, a jury found former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying.

Man who spent 30 years in prison for LA murder is exonerated

A Los Angeles judge Wednesday ordered the release of a man who spent more than three decades in prison for murder after prosecutors conceded he did not get a fair trial.

Timeline: Sheriff Lee Baca's rise and fall

After two days of deliberations, a federal court jury found Baca guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying in connection with an FBI probe of deputies' abuses of county jail inmates. Baca, who once ran the largest sheriff's department in the nation, faces up to 20 years in prison.

'Resist March' to replace LA Pride Parade this June

While the L.A. Pride Festival as a whole will go on, a protest march will replace the annual parade along Santa Monica Boulevard. The “Resist March” will go from Hollywood and Highland to West Hollywood.

Retired Navy admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case

High-ranking military officers were indicted and arrested Tuesday across the country in a burgeoning bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard."