Crime & Justice

Mexico arrests suspected organizers of 'El Chapo' jailbreak

Attorney General Arely Gomez said the alleged mastermind is a member of Guzman's legal team who had access to the Altiplano prison near Mexico City.

California sets inmate sex reassignment rules

Prison mental health professionals would refer the inmates for the surgery. To qualify, inmates must be diagnosed with what is formally known as gender dysphoria.

Gun-related ordinances move forward to LA City Council

One ordinance would require handguns located in a residence to be stored securely. Another allows retired peace officers to possess large-capacity magazines.

More than 100 police chiefs, prosecutors unite to cut prison population

"Our experience has been ... that you really can reduce crime and incarceration at the same time," says Ronal Serpas of the new group, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration.

LA sheriff's deputy shoots, kills suspected DUI driver after chase

Deputies had pursued the 40-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence, when he turned and struck their patrol car, according to reports.

Los Angeles DA declines felony sexual assault charge against Saudi royal

A spokeswoman said Monday that the L.A. district attorney has forwarded the case against Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor charge.

Pasadena police seek public input on body-worn cameras

In a statement released Monday, Pasadena police said they were asking for residents to comment at a special meeting of the city's public safety committee on Monday.

Oregon college shooting victim describes gunman's rampage

"He was so nonchalant through it all, like he was playing a video game and showed no emotion," Chris Mintz wrote of the shooter.

Former Fox News pundit is arrested, charged with fabricating a CIA past

Federal prosecutors say Wayne Simmons claimed to be retired from a long CIA career and parlayed his bogus credentials into work as an intelligence adviser to senior U.S. military personnel overseas.

FIFA to investigate 'serious allegations' on Germany bribes

The organization says allegations that Germany used bribes to secure the 2006 World Cup are "serious" and will be reviewed as part of its ongoing investigation.

Officer repeatedly punches man following pursuit in Pasadena

Video shows that a law enforcement officer punched a man lying on the ground multiple times following a high-speed San Gabriel Valley pursuit that ended in Pasadena.

LA to pay $2.5M to woman's kin; died after police assault

The City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to settle with the family of Alesia Thomas, who died after an officer kicked and shoved her in 2012.

How safe do you feel at Dodger Stadium?

LAPD says it will increase its presence ahead of Thursday night's playoff game at Dodger Stadium following a fight after the series opening game that left a man critically injured.

Dodger Stadium fight: Police seek mother, son after fan critically injured

Two people suspected of critically injuring a man outside Dodger Stadium are believed to be a mother and son, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.

Suge Knight, Katt Williams ordered to trial in robbery case

Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams should stand trial on charges they robbed a celebrity photographer of her camera last year, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Inmates with violent offenses may be tapped to fight wildfires

Thousands of convicted criminals from minimum-security prisons assist teams that fight wildfires. Violent offenders may soon join their ranks.