Crime & Justice

Man sought for 4 killings captured in Riverside

Authorities have captured a fugitive wanted for four Los Angeles murders after a detective spotted his photo on Facebook. He was taken into custody on Thursday.

Ex-UCLA student pleads not guilty to laptop thefts

A former UCLA student has pleaded not guilty to stealing nearly 60 laptop computers from campus. Seyed Hesari entered pleas on Thursday.

LAUSD removes attorney who argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

L.A. Unified said its decision was the result of comments attorney W. Keith Wyatt made to KPCC on Thursday.

Kim Pham trial: Women get 6-year terms in nightclub brawl death

Two women convicted of fatally kicking and beating a 23-year-old woman in a brawl outside a nightclub were each sentenced to six years in prison on Friday.

Armored truck drivers charged with $1 million LA heist

Two armored truck drivers have been charged with stealing more than $1 million from their own truck in Los Angeles. They were arrested Thursday.

LAPD Chief Beck's father was stalked by Christopher Dorner

Christopher Dorner, the disgruntled former LAPD officer who killed four people in 2013, was also stalking Chief Beck's father, Beck tells NBC News.

LAPD officer pleads not guilty to grand theft

A veteran Los Angeles policewoman has pleaded not guilty to faking military leave in order to get paid time off. Prosecutors say she entered the pleas Thursday.

Police, DA call for witnesses in Ezell Ford case

L.A. law enforcement officials say they need witnesses to the police shooting that killed Ezell Ford. An autopsy detailing his death will be released by year's end.

LAUSD argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

The L.A. Unified School District also introduced 14-year-old girl's sexual history while fighting a 2013 civil suit. Legal experts criticize the school district's tactics.

Kendrec McDade: Police union to appeal release of report

The Pasadena police union plans to appeal a judge's ruling releasing a redacted report on a fatal shooting that killed Kendrec McDade two years ago.

Family of Michael Brown urges police, protester restraint

Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint on the part of both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the officer who shot him should face criminal charges.

If mentally ill kept out of jail, does LA still need a new one?

District Attorney Jackie Lacey told L.A. County Supervisors Wednesday the county needs both a plan to divert the mentally ill and a new jail.

LA Clippers' Blake Griffin facing misdemeanor charge in Vegas

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub in October.

Veteran killed after homecoming party never served in Afghanistan, Army confirms

Police announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting: Vincent Estrada, 18, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder Tuesday.

McStay murders: Not guilty plea in SoCal desert graves case

A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he beat to death a family of four, then buried the bodies in the desert.

Suspect arrested in theft of 55 UCLA laptops

Campus police say 29-year-old Seyed Ali Hesari was arrested for burglary Tuesday after someone recognized him from surveillance photos.