Crime & Justice
Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use NPR's tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.
The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school.
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been involved in a car-to-car shooting in northern Los Angeles County.
To reduce prison population, federal judges a year ago told the state to consider releasing inmates who are at least 60 years old and have spent at least 25 years behind bars.
The ACLU is seeking information on Taser use by the Sheriff in San Bernardino County. Amnesty International has previously pointed to 92 deaths in California caused by Tasers.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi tells The San Francisco Chronicle that at least four deputies over the last few weeks threatened inmates at County Jail No. 4 with violence or refused them food if they didn't fight.
Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.
A research team found youth in L.A. County's juvenile justice system had fallen through cracks in the county's social services — something that could be prevented with better data sharing.
Victor Solis, 53, was arrested at his Lancaster home and charged in a federal court in El Paso, Texas, with making false statements to FBI agents.
Attorneys for the mother of an unarmed teenager killed by Pasadena police want a judge to lift a seal on a city report that evaluates the fatal shooting.
The year long investigation conducted by the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (AFT) concluded with the arrest of Deputy Police Chief Foster .
V. Stiviano, 32, will testify Thursday in the civil trial involving the former Clippers owner about why she should keep gifts including a duplex, Ferrari, jewelry and designer clothes.
The new system, if completed, would allows police officers and firefighters to live stream vast amounts of video within and between agencies.
Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Bergdahl was captured after he walked off his post in 2009.
The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System was supposed to ease communication between police and fire departments.
The pre-dawn July 22, 2010, crash on Highway 99 killed six people, including the occupants of an overturned SUV, the bus driver and two bus passengers.