Crime & Justice

Santa Clarita teen arrested for alleged online threat

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials have arrested a teenager for allegedly posting an online threat to shoot students at Valencia High School.

LA County sheriff's deputy attacked, hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy remains hospitalized after being assaulted as he responded to a fight at a shopping mall.

1 killed, 2 wounded in Riverside car-to-car shooting

Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly opened fire on a car on a Riverside County freeway, killing one person and wounding two others.

Michael Brown: Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white officer.

LA County sheriff's deputy attacked, hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was in critical condition Saturday after being assaulted as he responded to a fight at a shopping mall.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Behind a campaign, a multitude of stories

We wanted to hear more from the individuals in the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown photos, featuring pointedly juxtaposed images of the same person.

US marshals capture fugitive former UFC fighter War Machine

A fugitive mixed martial arts fighter has been arrested in California, a week after police say he brutally assaulted his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas.

'Saturday Night Live' alum Chris Kattan gets probation for DUI

Chris Kattan has been sentenced to three years' probation for driving under the influence and crashing his Mercedes into a Department of Transportation vehicle.

Michael Brown: Officer who shot him didn't know he was a suspect

The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.

Ezell Ford: Anger, sadness over South LA fatal police shooting

Some South LA residents disbelieve the police version of events in the killing of Ezell Ford, but they have exercised restraint in their protests against the LAPD.

Michael Brown: Hundreds gather in LA to protest teen's killing

About 500 people gathered in Los Angeles's Leimert Park to protest the killing of teen Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

Michael Brown: Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.

High-profile faces join protest of LAPD shooting of mentally ill man

Public attention escalated Thursday over the shooting of a 25-year-old mentally ill man by LAPD officers in South Los Angeles earlier this week.

Calif. bill conforms sentencing for use of cocaine, crack

Bill supporters say white drug users tend to snort cocaine while black and Latino users tend to smoke crack. The bill aims to make the penalty for both forms the same.

Family says Compton man beaten by sheriff's deputies

Attorneys for a Compton man injured in a confrontation with sheriff's deputies called for an investigation into the incident --and for criminal charges against the man to be dropped.

Ferguson: A guide to the Missouri police shooting

After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, authorities have resisted calls to release the name of the officer.