Crime & Justice

Woman convicted in fatal beating at LA County rail station

The jury deliberated three days before finding Tracy Joy Gomez guilty of voluntary manslaughter on Tuesday. She faces up to 22 years in prison when she's sentenced on Oct. 6.

3 charged in sham marriage scheme in California

A Southern California man, his daughter and an associate were charged Wednesday with running an elaborate sham marriage ring, authorities said.

1 dead following El Monte police standoff, home fire

One person was killed in a police standoff and shooting at an El Monte home, following a fire at the home — a woman in her 70s who was found after the fire and later died at the hospital.

United CEO Jeff Smisek steps down amid federal investigation

United's chairman/CEO is stepping down in connection with an investigation into United's dealings with the former chairman of the agency that operates New York-area airports.

Freddie Gray's family settles with city for $6.4M

Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges.

LA County Sheriff's deputy killed by firefighter husband

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says one of its deputies was killed by her husband — himself a firefighter with the county's fire department.

Why aren't there more higher ed programs behind bars?

San Quentin prison's university gets high marks. But few prisons in the nation are following the California model.

California guard says he did not touch inmate found dead

Rafael Rodriguez said the uniform he wore the night authorities say he entered inmate Michael Tyree's cell was clean, showing no signs that he made contact.

Long Beach man dies in custody after scuffle with officers

The Los Angeles district attorney is investigating the death Saturday after the man's roommate reported he was behaving bizarrely and smashing things in his house.

3 shootings in Compton, South LA leave 2 dead

The shootings occurred within hours of each other. The violence comes on the heels of the LAPD deploying more officers to cut down on homicides in the city.

Fire at Washington State Planned Parenthood clinic deemed arson

The blaze broke out at about 3:30 a.m. on Friday at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, which had been targeted by anti-abortion protesters last month.

Drone crash at US Open; New York City teacher arrested

The black, shoebox-sized drone flew over the court at Louis Armstrong Stadium during a second-round match and then crashed into empty seats and broke apart.

Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took him into custody Wednesday when he was released from a jail where he'd been serving his sentence on domestic violence charges.

Verdict reached in case of man accused of kidnapping girl

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Tobias Summers kidnapped the girl from her bedroom and sexually assaulted her before dropping her off.

LAUSD teacher abuse case again raises issue of student's prior sexual history

Attorneys for LAUSD and one of its student continue to argue over whether the 13-year-old girl's sexual history should have been admitted as evidence in her suit against the district.

3 shot, 1 killed, gunman sought on Sacramento college campus

Police say three people have been shot and one of them has died near a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College.