Crime & Justice
Officer Kevin Ferguson has been on the force less than four years. Meantime, a KPCC analysis found off-duty officers are more likely to be charged with a crime than on-duty cops.
Police said the content of the markings made them seem motivated by hate and plan to investigate them as connected hate crimes.
Prosecutors say Baca tried to block an FBI investigation into abusive deputies at the L.A. County jails. But the defense says their case falls short — again.
For years, immigration agents have identified themselves as “police” during raids. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer wants them to stop, as President Trump plans more deportations.
Anaheim police say charges could be filed against any or all involved in an altercation between an off-duty officer, who discharged his weapon, and a group of teens.
Video posted online appears to show an off-duty L.A. police officer drawing and firing his weapon while holding a teen during a confrontation. No one was hurt, but police are investigating.
Whittier police officer Keith Wayne Boyer died Monday morning after he and his partner were on what appeared to be a routine traffic stop. Suddenly, that routine stop erupted into gunfire.
Sheriff's detectives accuse Michael Mejia, 26, of killing a 27-year-veteran of the Whittier Police Department and wounding his partner after a traffic call Monday.
The news organizations said in a court filing there was "no adequate justification" for the FBI to continue to withhold information on the cost of the tool or the identity of the vendor that sold it.
Officer Ryan Railsback says a man standing near the vehicle began walking away, ignored orders to stop, and then started running. Railsback says as officers gave chase, the man shot at them. Officers returned fire but the man got away. Police say they aren't sure if the suspect was hit.
As one of the drivers was being patted down, he pulled out a handgun and opened fire, authorities said. The shooter may also be a suspect in a homicide committed earlier in the day.
A man was fatally shot as he walked toward his home in Duarte Saturday night. Authorities are still looking for the suspect or suspects.
Baca will be retried on lying, corruption and obstruction of justice charges. Federal prosecutors successfully blocked him from using his early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis in his defense at the upcoming corruption trial.
Activists worried the agreement could have been used to force Pasadena police to help detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who had committed no crime.
For years, street cart vending was considered a crime punishable by a misdemeanor in the city of LA. Now, the penalty is a $250 ticket. The council moved quickly on the policy change so that vendors wouldn't be exposed to possible deportation.
At a press conference in Los Angeles, Padilla said his office created a website to help outline what immigration consultants can and cannot do.