Crime & Justice

Deputies: Retired LAPD detective is 'Snowbird Bandit'

Seventy-year-old Randolph Bruce Adair was arrested Wednesday in Rancho Santa Margarita in connection with five Orange County robberies this year.

LAPD officer sentenced for assaulting suspect who later died

Officer Mary O’Callaghan, 50, was convicted last month for assault under color of authority for pushing, shoving and kicking Alesia Thomas during her arrest.

Woman who lifted baton during police shooting faces charges

A woman who picked up a nightstick dropped by an officer during a shooting in Skid Row could face 25 years to life in prison.

Bill Cosby handed legal setback in sexual assault claim from 1974

The California Supreme Court denied the comedian's petition to review a lawsuit brought by a woman who says he molested her when she was 15.

Charleston shooting: Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

Dylann Roof was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion.

District attorney releases plan for reducing mentally ill in jail

L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey wants to reduce the number of mentally ill behind bars. Her plan calls for special training for all law enforcement officials.

FBI: Too early to tell if Chattanooga shooter was radicalized

The bureau says it's treating Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez as a "homegrown violent extremist." Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities last week and killed five service members.

Sandra Bland: Texas authorities deny editing video of arrest

The dash cam shows police trying to remove Sandra Bland from her car after a minor traffic infraction. Officials say FBI agents examined the camera to ensure the video's integrity.

Bill Cosby's lawyers blast media over reports he drugged, assaulted women

The lawyers also asked a court to keep confidential the details of Cosby's settlement with a Temple University employee who alleged he sexually abused her.

Sandra Bland: Police release dash cam video of arrest

Sandra Bland ended up in a Texas jail after a confrontation with police following a traffic stop. Authorities say Bland killed herself in custody. Her family disputes that version of events.

Federal grand jury investigating Santa Ana police beating

A federal grand jury is investigating a group of Santa Ana police officers who are seen on surveillance video punching and hitting a man during an arrest last year.

Sex offender facing charges was free on immigration bond

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday 26-year-old Keane Dean was placed in immigration detention in October after serving time for burglary and indecent exposure.

US marshal on trial in Los Angeles man's fatal shooting

Prosecutors say Matthew Itkowitz and his wife were walking home from a bar in 2008 when they began fighting. Itkowitz got into a confrontation with 26-year-old Ryan Gonzalez after Itkowitz's wife ran for help.

Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

The decade-long investigation and prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended quietly with the DOJ announcing it would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a lower court's reversal of his felony conviction.

Infant dies of injuries allegedly inflicted by his father

The baby was hospitalized after officers found him not breathing at a Santa Ana residence. Homicide detectives arrested the child's father on suspicion of assault on a child resulting in great bodily injury or death.

$10M awarded to family of teen who died at care facility

Kevin Barr died at a care facility in 2012 after staff failed to give him his anti-seizure medication and then delayed calling 911 when they found him unresponsive.