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Feds: Former LA County Sheriff Baca 'abused his power'

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Prosecutors say Baca tried to block an FBI investigation into abusive deputies at the L.A. County jails. But the defense says their case fall short — again.

ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants In Raids

LA city attorney asks ICE to stop identifying as 'police'

For years, immigration agents have identified themselves as “police” during raids. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer wants them to stop, as President Trump plans more deportations.

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Protests erupt in Anaheim after off-duty cop clashes with teens

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Anaheim police say charges could be filed against any or all involved in an altercation between an off-duty officer, who discharged his weapon, and a group of teens.

Off-duty cop fires weapon in tussle with Anaheim teens

Video posted online appears to show an off-duty L.A. police officer drawing and firing his weapon while holding a teen during a confrontation. No one was hurt, but police are investigating.

Supervisor Hahn calls for investigation following Whittier officer's death

Whittier police officer Keith Wayne Boyer died Monday morning after he and his partner were on what appeared to be a routine traffic stop.  Suddenly, that routine stop erupted into gunfire.

Suspect who shot, killed Whittier police officer identified

Sheriff's detectives accuse Michael Mejia, 26, of killing a 27-year-veteran of the Whittier Police Department and wounding his partner after a traffic call Monday.

San Bernardino shooting: Media ask for release of iPhone records

The news organizations said in a court filing there was "no adequate justification" for the FBI to continue to withhold information on the cost of the tool or the identity of the vendor that sold it.

Manhunt, standoff and a flaming house in Riverside

Officer Ryan Railsback says a man standing near the vehicle began walking away, ignored orders to stop, and then started running. Railsback says as officers gave chase, the man shot at them. Officers returned fire but the man got away. Police say they aren't sure if the suspect was hit.

Whittier police officer fatally shot after traffic accident

As one of the drivers was being patted down, he pulled out a handgun and opened fire, authorities said. The shooter may also be a suspect in a homicide committed earlier in the day.

Man walking with wife shot dead in Duarte drive-by attack

A man was fatally shot as he walked toward his home in Duarte Saturday night. Authorities are still looking for the suspect or suspects.

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca can't use Alzheimer's as defense

Baca will be retried on lying, corruption and obstruction of justice charges. Federal prosecutors successfully blocked him from using his early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis in his defense at the upcoming corruption trial.

Pasadena ends agreement with immigration authorities

Activists worried the agreement could have been used to force Pasadena police to help detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who had committed no crime.

LA City Council votes to decriminalize street vending

For years, street cart vending was considered a crime punishable by a misdemeanor in the city of LA. Now, the penalty is a $250 ticket. The council moved quickly on the policy change so that vendors wouldn't be exposed to possible deportation.

California is fighting immigration scams with online facts

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Padilla said his office created a website to help outline what immigration consultants can and cannot do.

​Old friend of Robert Durst speaks in murder case

Nathan "Nick" Chavin, is a New York advertising executive who was a longtime friend of Robert Durst and his wife Kathleen Durst. He was also a friend of Susan Berman, whom Durst is charged with killing.

'Secret witness' to testify in Robert Durst murder case

Prosecutors have suggested the eccentric millionaire could have witnesses killed and they don't plan to reveal the man's identity until they call him to the stand.