Crime & Justice

City of LA finalizing settlement in Ezell Ford case

Ford's parents filed a civil lawsuit against the city after the 2014 officer-involved shooting. The dollar amount hasn't been made public. The city council is expected to approve the settlement on Feb. 8.

Suspect in slaying of Righteous Brothers singer's wife is dead

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that investigators blame Kenneth Eugene Troyer for the slaying. Karen Klaas was strangled with her pantyhose in her home.

Off-duty LAPD officer shoots 2 suspects in Downey

The suspects have been hospitalized, but their conditions are not known, according to the LAPD. The officer's injuries were minor and not life-threatening.

Why sanctuary cities are safer

President Trump has taken a hard line against "sanctuary cities" that don't aid federal officials in deporting immigrants. But a new study shows that those cities have lower crime and unemployment.

Alhambra man shot, killed by officers after family dispute

The shooting happened Friday night at a home in Alhambra. A woman called police to report a disturbance involving herself, her husband, and their son.

Decades-old slaying of Righteous Brothers singer's ex solved

Los Angeles County authorities say they've solved the 1976 rape and killing of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley.

DA's office warns seniors of post-storm contractor scams

Advertisements for cheap roof repair, flood protection or other services will be making the rounds on social media, through flyers and other publications and "may sound appealing to a senior on a fixed income," the statement reads.

CSUN researchers aim to lower number of working prostitutes

Dr. Henrik Minassians, associate professor of Urban Studies and Planning at CSUN, conducted one of the studies. During the research phase, he and his students watched prostitutes in the valley and followed them from place to place.

Era of civilian oversight begins at LA Sheriff’s Department

The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, created to watchdog the sheriff's department, held its first meeting and heard about a range of concerns.

Wife of man tied to San Bernardino attack admits marriage sham

Federal prosecutors say Mariyah Chernykh pleaded guilty to conspiracy, perjury and other charges Thursday. They say Chernykh married Enrique Marquez Jr., but paid him for his participation in the plan and then lied on immigration documents.

Officers who shot Ezell Ford will not be charged criminally

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office determined Tuesday that officers who shot Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles in 2014 will not be charged criminally.

Judge tosses murder conviction of man jailed for 11 years

A Los Angeles judge has thrown out the murder conviction of former security guard Raymond Lee Jennings, convicted of killing a college student, ruling that new evidence seems to undermine the prosecution's case.

Uber pays $20 million to settle claims of driver deception

The agreement announced Thursday settled allegations that Uber duped people into driving for its service with false promises about how much they would earn.

New video raises questions about fatal Fontana police shooting

Fontana police say James Hall - who had schizophrenia and was legally blind - advanced on officers before they fired, but the video does not show him advancing.

Mexico says drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US

The convicted Sinaloa cartel boss has been held most recently in a prison near the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Ex-LA Coliseum general manager gets probation in scandal

County prosecutors say Wednesday's sentencing comes five years after Patrick Lynch pleaded guilty to one felony count of conflict of interest five years ago.