Crime & Justice

Police Commission holds hearing on LAPD-ICE cooperation

The commission hopes to allay fears the LAPD is working with federal immigration authorities. Some advocates say the department remains too close to ICE.

Officer Involved: Why KPCC dug into the records of San Bernardino County

KPCC reporter Annie Gilbertson described why she began to research officer-involved shootings in San Bernardino County.

Officer Involved: Drugs, alcohol pervasive in San Bernardino police shootings

KPCC and The San Bernardino Sun teamed up to produce the first substantive examination of police shootings in the largest county in the United States. According to some of the research, county officers shot 103 people in a six-year span.

Officer Involved: Drugs and alcohol pervasive in San Bernardino County police shootings

An investigation by KPCC and The San Bernardino Sun found more than 70 percent of 103 people shot by officers in San Bernardino County in a six-year period disclosed or tested positive for substance use.

In San Bernardino County, officers take aim at moving cars

An investigation by KPCC and The San Bernardino Sun found officers in San Bernardino County shoot into moving cars at nearly double the rate of neighboring Los Angeles County.

Middle schooler arrested for burping appeals to the Supreme Court

Before he was nominated for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch sided with a seventh-grader who was arrested for burping in class.

LA leaders speak up about alleged torture, detention of gay men in Russia

Several Southern California politicians introduced a resolution denouncing human rights violations by the Chechen government.

Where ICE already has direct lines to law enforcement databases

For years, hundreds of law enforcement agencies, including many in sanctuary cities, have been feeding information into regional databases.

Sadness, frustration — reactions to Baca's prison sentence

A federal judge sentenced former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to three years in prison in the jail abuse scandal. The sentence is less than federal guidelines recommend but more than what prosecutors sought.

Marines release first-ever ad spotlighting woman in combat position

The ad comes amid intense scrutiny over sexism within the Marine Corps, including a scandal over male Marines sharing nude photos of female Marines without the women's consent.

Former Sheriff Baca sentenced to 3 years in prison

Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, 74, will serve three years in federal prison following his conviction in March for obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying.

Bail system decried in ACLU report, but big insurers behind it

The report says insurers reap big profits while assuming very little risk for the $14 billion in bonds issued in the U.S. each year.

New video shows San Bernardino school shooter moments before attack

San Bernardino police released security video from the shooting at North Park Elementary School, showing the gunman arriving moments before he opened fire in a special needs classroom.

Here's what happens to undocumented immigrants when they're detained

KPCC listener Tina Shull asked us, "I want to know what happens to L.A.-area undocumented people when they are detained."

​Police kill 2 dogs attacking man near Skid Row

The Los Angeles Police Department told KPCC the victim was walking his dog when he was attacked by three loose dogs.

Home care provider sued by LA city attorney for 'wage theft'

The companies Health Alliance Nurses Corp. and Hand Homecare Provider Inc. have been paying workers around $5.50 an hour, according to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer.