Crime & Justice

2 officers shot, wounded by visitor at Fresno County jail

Two unarmed officers were critically injured after being shot by a visitor in the lobby of a central California jail. The gunman has been identified as 37-year-old Thong Vang.

Long Beach police fatally shoot man who charged with knife

Officials say the police received a call late Sunday from a man who said he was armed with a handgun and wanted to commit "suicide by cop."

Disabled and fighting for the right to vote

Tens of thousands of Americans with disabilities have lost their voting rights. Some of those affected are petitioning to get back those rights.

2 USC football players under sexual assault investigation

USC has sent linebacker Don Hill home from Dallas, where the No. 20 Trojans are set to open the season Saturday against No. 1 Alabama.

Huntington Park cop's shooting of homeless man under investigation

The fatal shooting on Thursday of a homeless man who reportedly was wielding a 5-foot-long pipe is being investigated by Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives.

An even deadlier opioid, carfentanil, is hitting the streets

Carfentanil, a powerful opioid used to sedate elephants, is being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses in the Midwest. It's much stronger, and riskier, than heroin or fentanyl.

Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man in Florence

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man in Florence Thursday evening after the man pulled a gun on the deputy during a foot chase, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Ex-Stanford swimmer leaves jail after serving half his term

Brock Turner, whose six-month sentence for raping an unconscious woman at Stanford University sparked national outcry, left the Santa Clara County jail early Friday morning.

German man convicted of setting rash of Los Angeles fires

Defense lawyers plan to present an insanity defense in a second phase of trial starting Tuesday. If found sane, Burkhart faces nearly 90 years in prison for more than 40 arson counts.

LAX gunman to plead guilty; prosecutors drop death penalty

A gunman who killed a federal airport screener and wounded three others during a shooting rampage at LAX three years ago has agreed to plead guilty.

5 arrested for distributing 'spice' on Skid Row

More than 50 people were hospitalized recently in two mass overdoses of the artificial marijuana drug.

Family of Compton man fatally shot by FBI plans wrongful death claim

Family members of David Coborubio say he was unarmed when he was shot by agents who stormed the home with a warrant for a neighbor.

How Snapchat became a virtual confessional for sexual assault victims

A journalist wanted to tell the stories of two rape victims while protecting their identities. How would he do it?

California lawmakers approve mandatory sentencing for rape

State sexual assault law is tightened in response to the six-month sentence imposed on former Stanford student Brock Turner. He was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

Obama shortens sentences of 111 federal inmates, 4 from California

The action is another round of commutations for people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses that carry sentences the president has argued are often excessive.

Patient info from LAC+USC clinic stolen from employee's car

Some patients of the LAC+USC neurosurgery clinic had their information stolen when an employee's car was broken into on July 8.