Crime

Los Angeles police arrest man in severed head case

Los Angeles police say they've solved the case of a severed human head found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.

Boy found safe, mother taken into custody after Amber Alert

Long Beach police report they've taken the mother of a boy reported abducted into custody in Oceanside. The boy, Nicholas Johnston was found safe at 2:40 p.m.

LA County supervisor wants more info on deputy shootings

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina believes the Board of Supervisors should have more access to deputy-involved shooting investigations – part of an ongoing effort to keep tabs on the sheriff's department.

Security added at LA Marathon in response to Boston bombing

There will be new security measures at the L.A. Marathon, such as screening checkpoints, after last year's Boston Marathon bombings.

5 convicted Bell leaders sue former city attorney

Five former Bell leaders say their former city attorney led them to believe they did nothing wrong in taking large salaries and are suing him for malpractice.

Latino officers awarded $3.5 million in Westminster discrimination case

The city of Westminster may ask for a new trial or appeal a jury decision that awarded three city police officers $3.5 million in a discrimination case.

Jury: Anaheim cop did not use excessive force in fatal shooting

The fatal shootings of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo in July 2012 sparked four days of protests in the land of Disney.

Court suggests names of cops involved in shootings should be public

The California Supreme Court indicated that it's inclined to favor the public's right to know the names of officers involved in shootings.

No contest plea in 3 Los Angeles sex assaults

A man has pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting three women who were attacked two years ago — one so violently that her teeth were knocked out.

LAPD: 'This is the year of traffic' enforcement

L.A. police Chief Charlie Beck has 2014 will be "the year of traffic." The department has begun focusing more on traffic safety, with the goal of reducing traffic accidents and deaths.

LAX shooting: Accused gunman Paul Ciancia to be moved

Ciancia will be moved to the downtown federal lockup from a detention center east of L.A., where doctors have treated him for wounds received during a shooting rampage, his attorney said.

Cops on horses: Old-fashioned police technique in a modern age

In the 1800s, horse-mounted police officers galloped the countryside of a rural America, chasing cattle rustlers. Today, they are more likely seen in parks and during riots.

Man accused of worst mass murders in OC history faces March 24 trial

The defense attorney for Scott Dekraai has accused prosecutors of misconduct in the case.

LAX police chief tells lawmakers it's all about speed

In a state assembly hearing, L.A. airport public safety officials and other law enforcement agencies discuss lessons learned from a shooting last year at LAX.

Kim Pham beating: Trial date set for women charged in death

An Orange County Superior Court judge sets April 14 to begin the trial against two women charged in Pham's death.

Ex-NFL player Sharper surrenders in Los Angeles

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper is being held in a Los Angeles detention center after being named in a warrant involving a rape case in New Orleans.