Crime & Justice

Woman punched by CHP officer settles for $1.5 million

A woman struck by a California Highway Patrol officer in a videotaped incident will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.

74-year-old gets 3 life terms in trio of serial murders

Samuel Little was convicted last month after cold case detectives matched his DNA to evidence at crime scenes in South Los Angeles.

LA County to collect more personal data without public notice

Without notice to the public, L.A. County law enforcement officials are preparing to widen what personal information they collect from people they encounter in the field and in jail.

'Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' indicted for $9 million in tax fraud

The former MTV reality show star and his brother allegedly filed bogus returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in bogus business expenses.

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

The decision was announced Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race on Aug. 9 in Canandaigua.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Teens sent home on house arrest

Two teens who were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School are being sent home under house arrest until their next court appearance.

Off-duty LAPD officer found dead after standoff

Sr. Deputy Tim Lohman says an officer was found dead at a home in Thousand Oaks Tuesday about five hours after a standoff with deputies.

Frontrunner for LA Sheriff weathered spate of officer-involved shootings

A rash of officer-involved shootings in Long Beach in 2013 provoked questions about Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, the frontrunner in the race for sheriff.

Updated: LA sheriff's deputies in obstruction case sentenced

Six deputies convicted federal court for obstructing an FBI investigation into the L.A. County jails were sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of two years prison.

White House security breach: Intruder had 800 rounds in car

The accused intruder, former soldier Omar J. Gonzalez, had been arrested earlier in the summer in Virginia with a carful of weapons, authorities said, and a prosecutor noted Gonzalez had a map with The White House circled.

LA attorney faces suspension over doctored celebrity photos

Los Angeles attorney Svitlana Sangary posted several doctored photos on her law firm's website that made it appear that she posed with various celebrities.

LA County man charged in son's fatal stabbing

The district attorney's office says Alejandro Santoyo Sanchez faces one count each of murder and assault on a child causing death.

NFL looks to training to prevent domestic violence by players

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

Boyfriend detained after woman's body found in car in Monrovia

Authorities received a call Sunday from the boyfriend's parents, who were concerned about the welfare of their son and his girlfriend.

Can cops record you without your consent?

The tape of actress Daniele Watts revealed why some police officers carry their own recorders: it can clear up the he-said-she-said. Here's an FAQ on what cops can and can't do with personal audio recorders.

I-15 freeway lanes reopened after fatal shooting between biker gangs

Authorities said a man was fatally wounded during a shootout between the Mongols and Hells Angels near Corona Saturday night.