Crime & Justice

Police Commission approves new LAPD body camera policy

Officers will be allowed to review video before providing an account of why they used force against someone. The video won't be public, according to Beck.

Protesters pledge to 'shut down' Baltimore

People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest.

2 ex Buena Park officials plead guilty to embezzlement

Two former Buena Park officials who worked in the city parks and recreation department have pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.3 million from the Southern California city.

Los Feliz apartment fire reveals pot grow house

Authorities say they found nearly 100 marijuana plants on the property Friday night.

LAPD chief: cops should view body cam video after shooting

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck would allow officers to review video before being interviewed by investigators after a shooting. The policy is silent on when the public should see video.

Man ordered to trial on charges of kidnapping, raping teen

Isisdro Garcia was ordered to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl he then lived with for a decade.

Protesters promise to "shut down" Baltimore

After a week of protests, people angry over the unexplained police-custody death of Freddie Gray promised their biggest march Saturday.

Anaheim police chief pushes back against proposed reforms

Three years after a pair of fatal police shootings in Anaheim sparked riots, the police chief says he won't implement policy reforms called for in an independent report.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor indicted

Lyvette Crespo pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband Daniel Crespo.

Family files $10M claim against city over police shooting

An LAPD officer fatally shot an unarmed man after a pursuit that ended in Burbank. The city of L.A. has 45 days to settle the claim before the family can file a federal civil rights lawsuit.

LA jury awards $6.5 million to strippers in club lawsuit

The verdict was reached Wednesday and unsealed Thursday in a class-action lawsuit against the Paradise Showgirls strip club.

Woman falsely imprisoned for 17 years suing city of LA

Susan Mellen, who spent 17 years in jail for a murder she did not commit, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying an LAPD detective knowingly used false information in her case.

Biometrics may ditch the password, but not the hackers

Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

3 get life without parole for Pasadena gang murder

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Peter Parra, Kevin Jessie Cabrera and Raymond Frank Conchas of Covina were sentenced Wednesday.

LA woman accusing Vegas police, officer of excessive force

Ariana Mason alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas that the officer put her in a choke hold and dragged her away from a scuffle outside a casino club.

Judge denies parole to former Manson follower Bruce Davis

Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan on Wednesday upheld the governor's reversal of a parole board decision last year to release Bruce Davis.