Crime & Justice

3 dead in San Fernando Valley-area shootings within 1 hour

Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.

For parents of young black autistic men, extra fear of police

People with autism often have trouble communicating with police, which can be dangerous — and scary for parents who also worry about racial profiling. Now, some cities are trying to mitigate the risk.

Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight, among injured in shooting at West Hollywood nightclub

In a statement Sunday, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said two men and a woman were taken to hospitals and were expected to survive. NBCLA reports one of those injured was rap mogul 'Suge' Knight.

Even police body cameras can lose sight of the truth

Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.

Another peaceful night in Ferguson

The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.

State lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills

A bill passed by the California Senate Friday would require police to search the state's database of gun purchases when checking on whether someone may be a danger to themselves or others.

Anaheim protests of 2012 brought change to police and city

Images of protesters clashing with police in Ferguson evoke memories of the 2012 unrest in Anaheim when police shot and killed two young Latino men in one weekend.

San Bernardino police officer in critical condition after shootout (updated)

Police say the officer and his trainee approached six people on a street shortly after 2 a.m. when a suspect opened fire, hitting the training officer.

State military officially removed from sexual assault cases

California military sexual assault cases will now be handled by civilian prosecutors after Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB1422 into law.

Ex-LA deputy who fired gun into the air to scare pranksters avoids jail

Former sheriff's deputy Sung Jin Pak pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor count of negligent discharge of a firearm after chasing a group of children and firing his gun into the air last October.

AG Kamala Harris to appeal court ruling against death penalty

Attorney General Kamala Harris will appeal a federal judge's ruling that California's death penalty enforcement violates the Eighth Amendment.

LASD removes selfie photos taken on stolen phone

Persons of interest shown in a selfie taken on a stolen iPhone have identified themselves to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives after the photo went viral Wednesday.

South Pasadena High: Cops greet students after shooting plot thwarted

Two students were arrested earlier this week after police monitored their online activity and determined they presented a serious threat to the school.

Ex-deputy arrested in Los Angeles child porn case

Police officials said an investigation was launched in April after 32-year-old Lorne Reed was suspected of using the Internet to share child pornography.

Night of calm in Ferguson follows days of unrest

A day after police detained 47 people, Wednesday night saw barely a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.

Identity released of Lakewood sheriff's deputy recovering from mall attack

Deputy Brandon Love said his "hopes are high" after he sustained serious injuries in an attack at a shopping mall last week.