Crime & Justice

As cybercrime proliferates, so does demand for insurance against it

Companies are clamoring for coverage against losses due to hackers. But insurance firms are being selective: The risk involved isn't well understood — and the crimes themselves are evolving rapidly.

Christopher Dorner's former trainer sues LAPD for discrimination

The former training officer of Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who authorities say turned killer after he was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department, is now suing the city for racial discrimination and harassment.

Tamir Rice's family: Prosecutor on quest to avoid accountability

The prosecutor in the case released two independent reports that found the shooting of the 12-year-old boy was justified. Rice's family said the prosecutor is working to avoid an indictment.

Lawyer: Cosby deposition lasted hours, 2nd will be sought

Lawyer Gloria Allred represents Judy Huth, who claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him in the 1970s.

Preparing for shootings a part of campus life in California

Decisions about how to guard against mass shooting are made by individual campuses, administrators and public safety experts said.

Man wanted for murder returned to US from Guatemala

The FBI says Santos Lopez Corado is charged in Los Angeles County with attempting to kill his wife and also killing an associate.

Complaint slams Pomona College's sex abuse claim response

The complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights by Yenli Wong, a recent Pomona graduate. Wong has written about her experience being sexually assaulted.

Sacramento police say woman injured in French train hero stabbing

A woman who was with a U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack was also hurt in the late-night fight that left the airman with three stab wounds.

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex on Friday, university and police officials said.

Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

A fight between two groups of students escalated into gunfire in the parking lot outside an Arizona university dormitory, authorities said Friday.

Rapper suspect in video of gun flashed behind LAPD officer released

A man arrested in connection with an online video showing someone flash a gun while filming a Los Angeles police officer has been released after posting bail.

FIFA suspends President Sepp Blatter and other top officials

The 90-day suspensions go into effect immediately and could be extended, FIFA says. Along with President Blatter, the group banned one of his rivals for six years.

Supreme Court justices deeply divided over death penalty in new term

The Supreme Court heard its first death penalty case of the new term Wednesday, and the questioning quickly showed how deep and bitter the divide between the justices has grown.

Officers who killed man in Van Nuys were briefed on rap video, attorney says

The two Van Nuys police officers who shot and killed a suspect Saturday night after having their back window shattered had a threatening video in their mind at the time, according to their attorney.

Woman punched by patrol officer detained on same LA freeway

A bipolar woman who was punched by a CHP officer as she walked on a Los Angeles freeway has been taken into custody after being spotted on the same stretch of road.

Pasadena activists continue to push for police auditor

A group of activist will hold a forum Tuesday on whether the Pasadena Police Department should have additional civilian oversight.