Crime & Justice

Democrats in Congress blast San Francisco's sanctuary policy

The comments involved the release of Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, a Mexican national who has been charged with murder in the shooting of a young woman at a San Francisco pier.

LAPD says it's investigating Bill Cosby over sexual assault allegations

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says his department would investigate any sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby — even past the statute of limitations.

Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight

A judge on Tuesday ruled that the former rap mogul should stand trial for murder despite the fact that a key witness refused to identify him in court.

Charleston church shooting: Dylann Roof indicted on new charges

Roof was already charged last month with nine counts of murder, one for each person killed at a historic black church. Three new charges — for attempted murder — have been added for the survivors.

Los Feliz LAPD shooting: Family ‘hoping for miracle’

Walter DeLeon remains in critical condition more than two weeks after being shot in the head by an LAPD officer. The agency won't name the shooter's partner.

Outside panel to review OC DA's use of jailhouse informants

An independent committee will review the district attorney's polices on using jailhouse informants after allegations of misconduct in the Dekraai case and others.

Tons of guns melted at Sheriff's Department annual gun melt

The event melts guns used in crimes, said Deputy Sheriff Don Walker. The purpose is to destroy the weapons so they are never used for crimes again.

LA gang member pleads not guilty to killing teen over shoes

Kevin Deon Johnson entered the plea on Monday. He is charged with murder in the killing of 19-year-old Tavin Price near a carwash in May. His relatives say Price had a mental disability.

Bill closing sexual consent loophole heads to Gov. Brown's desk

Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced SB 14 after KPCC revealed a loophole that allows defendants in civil cases to argue that minors can consent to sex with adults.

Ezell Ford shooting: Chief Beck must answer questions, judge rules

Magistrate Judge Margaret Nagle ruled that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will have to answer questions from the attorney representing Ford's parents in a deposition.

Suspect arrested after hours-long standoff in Bell Gardens

A sheriff's SWAT team has arrested a man who holed up in his Bell Gardens residence for several hours after officers tried to serve an attempted-murder warrant.

Deputy fatally shoots suspected prowler in Hawaiian Gardens

Deputies were responding to a call about a man knocking on a resident’s door and trying to get in, according to officials. No weapon was found.

Woman shot to death on residential Hollywood street

Officials say a woman walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood Sunday night was shot and killed by a man who opened fire with a shotgun.

LAPD to retrain all officers in 'de-escalation'

In light of public concern over police shootings, all 10,000 officers will be trained on de-escalating confrontations and approaching the mentally ill.

Police kill 3 men in 2 days in Southern California

The fatal officer-involved shootings happened in West Covina, Lancaster and San Diego.

LA Kings' Voynov pleads no contest in domestic abuse case

Voynov, 25, was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday and was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanor corporal injury to a spouse.