Crime & Justice

Notorious 'Pillowcase Rapist' taken back into custody

Although it isn't clear why he was taken back into custody, Hubbart has been in and out of prisons and state psychiatric hospitals since his first rape conviction in 1972.

Man fatally shot by deputies was not carjacking suspect

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department now says an unarmed black man killed by deputies in Compton last month was not involved in a carjacking.

PG&E found guilty of obstructing investigators after deadly San Bruno blast

Prosecutors said the San Francisco-based utility misled federal officials about the standard it was using to identify high-risk pipelines.

LA sheriff essentially bans deputies from shooting at moving cars

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has changed its policy to essentially ban sheriff's deputies from shooting at moving vehicles, unless another threat is present.

Orlando nightclub killer was shot 8 times by law enforcement

Omar Mateen did not have illegal drugs or alcohol in his system, according to an autopsy report released by the medical examiner in Orange County, Fla.

LA to pay $50K to settle detective's discrimination lawsuit

Los Angeles will pay $50,000 to settle a suit filed by Frank Lyga, who lost his job after making racially charged comments in a training session.

Ex-LA Coliseum exec pleads guilty to conflict of interest

Former events manager Todd DeStefano has pleaded no contest to a conflict of interest charge in a $1.8 million kickback and bribery scheme.

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca faces new conspiracy charges

The charges include conspiring to obstruct justice and obstructing justice in connection with his department’s efforts to block a federal investigation into the jails.

2 years later, shooting of Ezell Ford still mired in controversy

Ezell Ford's family says justice has stalled two years after the 25-year-old's death. Meanwhile, the LAPD officers who shot Ford say they're in limbo, too.

Anti-LGBT hate crime reports spike in Orange County

Reported hate crimes in Orange County rose slightly overall in the last year, a trend also seen statewide.

Man assaults women in unlocked Echo Park, East Hollywood apartments

The suspect allegedly pushed one woman against a wall until she began to yell, then began to fondle another woman until she pushed him out of her apartment.

Obama cuts sentences for 10 Californians — all drug offenders

In an act of clemency of near historic proportions Wednesday, the president cut the sentences of 214 federal prisoners. Ten were from California, and half of those were serving life in prison.

Help ID these art heist suspects

A painting worth approximately $10,000 was stolen from an art gallery in Los Angeles. Authorities seek the public's help in identifying five suspects caught on camera.

Judge cuts potential PG&E fine after California pipeline blast

A judge cut nearly all of a potential $562 million fine against PG&E in a criminal case revolving around a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in California.

LA County deputies shoot, kill suspect near Castaic

A spokesperson for the sheriff's department did not have many details about the shooting — which followed a foot chase — or say why deputies initially contacted the man.

San Diego man charged with murder of police officer

Prosecutors revealed he opened fire immediately after being asked if he lived in the area where he was walking.