Crime & Justice

Toronto police arrest ex-radio host Jian Ghomeshi in sex case

Toronto police said in a statement Wednesday that former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault.

LA jails to improve wheelchair access

This week's preliminary approval of a settlement agreement with the ACLU of Southern California comes years after attorneys filed a suit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Uber driver stabbed, robbed in Los Angeles

Officers arrested a woman suspected in the assault and robbery. They are still searching for a man they believe is connected to the attack.

Ferguson: Brown family blasts prosecutor; Mo. governor deploys more Guard (update)

A federal investigation is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Meanwhile, the Brown family blasted the prosecutor's handling of the case.

Ferguson: Protests after grand jury decides not to indict police officer

Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, and in cities nationwide Monday night after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

Regulators to inspect bus company that crashed twice Sunday

Inspectors had recently given Othello, Wa.-based Yellow Arrow Lines a violation order, pulling a driver off the road. The company has had few inspections.

Governor nominates LA-born attorney for state Supreme Court

If approved, Leondra Kruger would become the fourth African-American and the second African-American woman to serve on the high court.

Rehab center sued in fatal drunk driving case

The family of a man struck by a drunk driver who drove with the dying victim on her windshield is suing the Southern California drug rehab center where she worked.

Susan Mellen: Wrongly convicted woman declared innocent

A judge previously overturned Susan Mellen's conviction in the 1997 beating death of a homeless man. The new ruling allows her to claim about $600,000 in compensation.

LA Kings' Voynov charged with domestic violence

L.A. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been charged with felony domestic violence, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Thursday.

Man charged with 4 murders in Valley shootings

Alexander Hernandez, 34, was initially charged in August with one murder, two attempted murders and three counts of animal cruelty in a series of shootings last summer.

Florida State University gunman shot dead by campus police

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

Police identify girl suspected in Mira Costa High threats

Investigators identified a girl suspected of being responsible for at least one of the anonymous threats against Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach.

Man spent 36 years in prison on wrongful conviction

A 69-year-old man who has spent 36 years behind bars for murder was wrongly convicted and could be released after a court hearing next week.

LAPD will change disciplinary system to add transparency

L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck said he wants to add transparency to his decisions after employees said they think internal discipline is biased and unfair.

LA jail has the only 'gay wing' for male inmates

It's the only one of its kind in a major city, created to protect these prisoners from the violence and harassment they might face in the general population side of the jail.