Crime & Justice

Vigil held for student shot, killed by Long Beach police

Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in Woodland Hills last night to remember a 20-year-old shot and killed by police last week in Long Beach.

FIFA corruption: Indicted ex-official Warner says he won't protect secrets

Jack Warner cites "my knowledge of financial transactions at FIFA — including, but not limited to, its president, Mr. Sepp Blatter."

California boot camp for at-risk kids leaves some injured

One parent says her 14-year-old daughter came back with bruises and said that drill instructors had slapped and kicked her, and stomped on her back.

Los Angeles County jail locked down due to violence

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says one inmate is being treated after being stabbed and three others have superficial wounds.

FIFA corruption: Executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes

Chuck Blazer, in admitting 10 counts of illegal conduct, told the court of his conduct surrounding the vote that made South Africa the first nation on that continent to host soccer's premier event.

Colorado theater shooting judge denies mistrial over video

A videotaped evaluation of James Holmes was conducted after he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 2012 attack that killed 12 people and injured 70 others.

Boxer wants to force police to report when they kill people

Many agencies refuse to report such information, leaving an incomplete picture of police killings around the country.

California execution process tied to ruling in Oklahoma case

The state corrections department and families of murder victims have reached an agreement, announced Tuesday, that would tie California's execution procedure to a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Los Angeles County deputy pleads guilty in jail case

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Tuesday in a case involving the beating of a handcuffed man who had been visiting his brother in jail.

Last of 3 men convicted in Colby wildfire gets probation

U.S. District Court Judge George Wu sentenced 24-year-old Jonathan Jarrell to three years of probation Monday.

California advances bill to protect homeless sleeping in cars

Local governments could not punish people caught sleeping in cars under AB718. It advanced to the Senate on Monday with a 54-to-12 vote.

LAPD has killed more people than any other agency in 2015, data show

The Los Angeles Police Department has killed 10 people so far in 2015, more people than any other agency in the nation.

Justices rule for Muslim denied job over headscarf at Abercrombie & Fitch

The headscarf, or hijab, violated the company's strict dress code, but justices said Abercrombie "at least suspected" it was worn for religious reasons.

LA Sheriff's Dept. looking to hire 1,300 deputies

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the nation's largest sheriff's department needs to fill about 1,300 sworn positions

Friends say man shot, killed by Long Beach police was on drugs

Family and friends said Saturday that 20-year-old Feras Morad of Woodland Hills was partying with friends and became disoriented after using psychedelic drugs.

Report: Fatal shootings by police twice official number

An analysis by "The Washington Post" shows that the number of such incidents is more than twice as high as official federal figures.