Crime & Justice

Ex-deputy arrested in Los Angeles child porn case

Police officials said an investigation was launched in April after 32-year-old Lorne Reed was suspected of using the Internet to share child pornography.

Night of calm in Ferguson follows days of unrest

A day after police detained 47 people, Wednesday night saw barely a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.

Identity released of Lakewood sheriff's deputy recovering from mall attack

Deputy Brandon Love said his "hopes are high" after he sustained serious injuries in an attack at a shopping mall last week.

CHP officer in videotaped beating could face criminal charges

The case, which has attracted national attention, sparked angry outrage from civil rights activists who called it a clear case of excessive use of force.

LA to pay $5M to family of man killed by police downtown

The settlement will be paid to the family of a man who was shot to death by LAPD officers after a police pursuit in downtown Los Angeles last December.

Woman shot from another car in Atwater Village

Around 6 a.m., a woman was driving northbound on the 5 Freeway when someone shot at her from behind, police said. As she attempted to exit, she was shot at again.

Michael Brown: Ferguson killing inspires young black activists

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

Michael Brown: A 'different dynamic' in Ferguson, but with 47 arrests

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death.

Angry residents confront LAPD chief over Ezell Ford shooting

A community meeting draws residents and activists who say the police killing of Ezell Ford is another example of excessive use of force against African Americans.

Ferguson teachers use day off as opportunity for a civics lesson

While school has been canceled for the week in Ferguson as civil unrest continues, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

LAPD chief blames budget for broken station security cameras

Police Chief Charlie Beck did not offer a cost estimate for the fixes. But one commissioner said the problems go beyond money, like missing footage of incidents.

Michael Brown: Holder writes op-ed; Ferguson calls for calm

"Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in an op-ed for the St. Louis Dispatch.

Texas Gov. Perry arrives for booking on charges

Rick Perry arrived at a courthouse for booking on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

Man shot, killed by officer in north St. Louis

A man was shot and killed by police after brandishing a knife at St. Louis police on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Sam Dotson on social media.

MMA fighter War Machine due in California court

MMA fighter War Machine, accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in, told a California judge he won't contest his transfer in custody back to Nevada.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Students 'wanted to kill as many people as possible'

Police said Tuesday that two students, one 17 and one 16, “confirmed very cold-heartedly in the investigation” that they were planning a shooting at the school.