Crime & Justice

LAPD training teaches empathy amid outcry over shootings

The LAPD training comes amid an uproar over the police killing of a Skid Row man, Ezell Ford in South L.A., Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Missouri.

Lawsuit alleges California ex-priest abused 2 boys

The lawsuit details allegations that go back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, after the priest had already been sent to treatment for molesting a 16-year-old boy.

CHP: David Crosby hit jogger with car near Santa Barbara

The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that Crosby was driving his Tesla electric car on Sunday at about 55 mph, the speed limit, when he hit a jogger.

Top California judge: Courts need aid innovating after cuts

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told a joint session of the Legislature that she appreciates lawmakers' efforts to restore funding to courts.

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads no contest in LA rape case

The former safety is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women in four states. On Monday, Sharper changed his plea in Phoenix via video-conferencing from L.A.

Police unable to confirm 'Rolling Stone' gang rape story at UVA

Police Chief Timothy Longo said during a news conference Monday that police could not confirm that a rape occurred at any fraternity house.

Durst: No bond for millionaire on New Orleans weapons charges

Magistrate Harry Cantrell said that based on what he heard in Monday's bond hearing and on court documents, the 71-year-old Durst is both a flight risk and a danger to others.

Supreme Court asks: Is a Confederate flag license plate protected speech?

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

Midnight Rider film director: Train crash 'my responsibility'

The director said it's "ultimately my responsibility" his crew ended up on a railroad bridge in the path of a train that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones.

LAPD officers awarded $4M for post-shooting discrimination

The jury awarded $1.9 million to 34-year-old Officer George Diego Thursday and over $2 million to 35-year-old Officer Allan Corrales.

FBI offers $25,000 reward for LAPD rookie wanted in Pomona murder

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the LAPD rookie officer wanted for a Pomona murder.

Seal Beach salon murders: Attorney general appeals removal of DA

Last week, the judge yanked the district attorney's office off the case of convicted killer Scott Dekraai after finding sheriff's deputies on the prosecution team lied or withheld evidence during a hearing on the use of jailhouse informants.

'Suge' Knight: Bail set at $25M; rap mogul collapses in court

The amount was set Friday after a judge heard arguments from a prosecutor who noted Knight's lengthy criminal history.

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper charged with rape in Las Vegas

Sharper, 39, is sought on a warrant in Las Vegas, but he has been jailed since Feb. 27 in Los Angeles, where he earlier pleaded not guilty to drugging and raping two women in 2013.

LAPD names officers who shot, killed Skid Row homeless man

The Los Angeles Police Department released the names Thursday of three officers who shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row on March 1, 2015.

Fugitive LAPD rookie fled to Texas with dad's help, warrant says

The warrant, filed Thursday, says that 27-year-old Henry Solis called his father, Victor Solis of Lancaster, for help after a brawl outside a downtown Pomona bar.