Crime & Justice

LA Sheriff calls Antelope Valley federal deal 'beneficial'

The agreement compels the Sheriff's Department to implement a wide range of reforms. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of all such agreements.

Fighting hate in schools

Hate is on the rise in U.S. schools. For students and educators, that means finding new ways to promote tolerance and inclusion.

Federal agents raid LA-area business in green card probe

Federal authorities have raided a Los Angeles-area business they say cheated a U.S. government visa program to obtain green cards for wealthy Chinese investors.

Reported LA hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2016

Hate crimes reported in the city of Los Angeles increased by 15 percent in 2016, a new report from California State University, San Bernardino shows.

Bell Gardens casino reopens after raid by federal agents

The raid was carried out by a financial crime task force that includes agents with ICE, the IRS and the California bureau of gambling control. No arrests were reported.

LA Sheriff's Antelope Valley settlement agreement in AG's crosshairs

A 2015 agreement was designed to reform deputies' behavior after the Justice Department found they had engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional misconduct.

​Ex-deputies plead to lesser charge in beating case

Two former San Bernardino sheriff's deputies who had been charged with beating a man who fled on a stolen horse have pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace.

​Man who crashed into LA police car convicted of assault

Mynor Varela is accused of intentionally broadsiding a police cruiser on May 3, 2014, in order to help his friend whose car was being pursued by police.

​Uber driver accused of assaulting passenger in Santa Ana

The woman told investigators her driver parked his Toyota Sienna along a street and attacked her in the vehicle. She said she managed to get out and run away to call police.

​Illegal shooting rises in Riverside County's Perris area

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says its Perris Station deputies have been responding to increased complaints of illegal shooting.

Traffic ticket amnesty window closes Monday

If you have an outstanding traffic ticket that was due before Jan. 1, 2013, you may qualify for California’s one-time amnesty program.

Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement

The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego approves the agreement in which President Donald Trump will pay $25 million to settle lawsuits with about 7,000 customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate.

Burglars of a feather 'flock' together in LA's wealthy enclaves

Each day, a gang hand-picks teams of burglars, who ditch their usual attire for button-down shirts and hop into shiny luxury sedans to blend in as they search for prime targets: homes with no one inside and lots of jewelry and other valuables on hand. Several celebrities have been targeted.

Video appears to show LA County deputy ignoring shooting call

A video posted on YouTube last month shows the deputy in his patrol car as a dispatcher announces a shooting. He then looks into the camera and says, "Someone got shot. Oh well."

A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

A U.S. judge in Hawaii is keeping President Donald Trump's travel ban on hold until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts. Here's a look at the ruling and what comes next.

Man hangs himself after 3 months in immigration custody

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 32-year-old Osmar Epifanio Gonzalez-Gadba hanged himself at a detention center in Adelanto. He died six days later.