Crime & Justice

LAPD had 35 suspected ‘suicide by cop’ incidents in 30 months

The LAPD Inspector General reviewed a series of shootings over a 30 month period and identified common characteristics in apparent suicide-by-cop cases.

LAPD's Beck wants police-tracking app disabled

Waze users mark police — who are generally working in public spaces — on maps. Law enforcement is concerned that it can also be used to hunt and harm police.

Shooting near MLK Community Hospital leaves 1 wounded

An nurse has been shot and wounded after near Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on all counts related to the leaking of details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.

Serious offenders in LA now serving 100 percent of their jail time

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says Prop 47 has reduced the jail population by about 3,000 inmates, leaving space for serious offenders to serve longer jail sentences.

Nearly half of all homicides in Los Angeles County unsolved

The Los Angeles Daily News reported Sunday that only 54 percent of homicides were solved countywide, compared with a national average of 63 percent.

Boy shot by Los Angeles deputies treated for graze wound

Los Angeles Sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting by deputies of a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a gun at them.

Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near East Los Angeles school

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the teenager was taken into custody at his home around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Father arrested after his 3-week-old baby is found dead

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the infant was found near her parents' Newhall-area home after she was reported missing by the father and mother on Friday night.

4 sentenced for 2 killings at Lancaster-area ranch

The man who arranged a plot to kill the owner of an alfalfa and pistachio ranch in the Lancaster area will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Teen stabbed to death with scissors at East LA middle school

Sheriff's and school district officials say the boy was declared dead at a hospital after the stabbing shortly after school let out on Friday afternoon.

Vandals cause $50,000 in damage to Los Angeles-area cemetery

Vandals have desecrated an historic L.A.-area cemetery, causing an estimated $50,000 in damage. Two graves were attacked Tuesday night at the San Gabriel Mission Cemetery.

DNA exonerates man who served nearly 40 years for murder

Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said Friday he did not commit.

Supreme Court to review use of execution drug midazolam

The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions, eight days after the court refused to halt an execution in Oklahoma using the same drug.

L.A. County's jail population at lowest number in three years

Probation officials credit Prop 47 for restoring jail population to pre-realignment levels in a matter of weeks. And they expect the drop to continue.

Giants fan's attacker pleads guilty to federal gun crime

Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to being a felon in possession of firearms and faces 10 years in prison.