Crime & Justice

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Mexico

Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged after border officials said they found the furry cub early Wednesday lying on the floor of a car heading from Mexico to California.

​State Supreme Court upholds measure to speed executions

Proposition 66 aimed to expedite death sentences in part by setting a five-year deadline on court appeals by condemned inmates.

​Dutch police arrest man in terror threat on LA band's concert

The arrest in Brabant province, south of Rotterdam, came hours after police cancelled a performance Wednesday night by Los Angeles band Allah-Las at a converted grain silo in the heart of the port city.

​Man arrested in assault caught on video at Laguna Beach rally

Investigators believe 20-year-old Richard Losey of Lancaster, Ohio was trying to flee California to avoid criminal prosecution.

LAPD drone plan draws privacy fears from community

The LAPD is asking the Police Commission to approve a one-year pilot program for a camera-equipped drone to be deployed in certain situations.

Baca request to remain free pending appeal denied by court

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's request to remain free while he appeals his conviction in an obstruction of justice case.

South Pasadena dad gets 25-to-life for son's killing

Aramazd Andressian Sr. did not speak during the sentencing hearing Wednesday in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Father shot, son safe after mom's slaying spurs Amber Alert

Konstantin Morozov, 48, and his son Daniel Morozov had been the subjects of a manhunt Tuesday after they disappeared from Santa Barbara County and the boy's mother was found dead from gunshot wounds.

5 things to think about as the LAPD plans to launch a drone

If approved by the police commission, the LAPD would fly a seven-and-a-half foot drone in similar situations during a one-year pilot program.

LAPD to host community meetings on drones

According to information from the LAPD, "the proposed pilot program will be for a period of one year and will be monitored by the Board of Police Commissioners."

Police kill Montebello man wanted for wife's death

Authorities had been looking for the suspect since his pregnant wife was shot almost two weeks ago.

Did a bail reform algorithm contribute to this man's murder?

The July murder of Ed French is raising concerns about a risk assessment tool used by many county and city courts.

Gov. Brown commutes 9 lengthy prison sentences

Eight who received commutations were from Southern California. The governor said each showed exemplary behavior. They earned degrees, trained rescue dogs or mentored at-risk youth.

Seal Beach shooting victim's husband hopes judge rules out death

The fate of Scott Dekraai, the perpetrator of the 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon massacre, could become clear on Friday. Victims' family members want closure.

5 takeaways from the state crime report

Violent crime ticked up, property crimes fell, and the rate at which cops solved crimes went down, according to the state attorney general's annual report on crime.

At least 13 dead, 100 injured after van strikes crowd in Barcelona

Regional police are describing the deadly incident on Las Ramblas boulevard as a terrorist attack. One suspect has been arrested, police say.