Crime & Justice

Updated: Suspect in foiled Halifax massacre plot confesses

One suspect reportedly killed himself when his home was surrounded by authorities.

Police pursuit culminates in fatal shooting on 215 Freeway

A portion of the northbound 215 in San Bernardino was shut down due to all the activity. Other vehicles were hit during the pursuit as well, according to police.

Obama calls UNC murders 'brutal and outrageous'

The president spoke a day after the Justice Department announced an investigation into the killings of three Muslim university students as a possible hate crime.

Man who tried to sell stolen art in Los Angeles gets 4 years

Raul Espinoza pleaded no contest Friday to one count of receiving stolen property. Espinoza was arrested in October after trying to sell undercover FBI agents artwork worth more than $5 million.

Actor Emile Hirsch put woman in chokehold in Utah, police say

Authorities say actor Emile Hirsch put a woman in a chokehold during an altercation at a Utah nightclub that occurred during the Sundance Film Festival.

Long Beach man charged with stealing from unclaimed bags at LAX

LAX police said they believe the suspect is also responsible for previous baggage thefts at the airport.

FBI examining 3 slain in NC after Muslims claim hate crime

The FBI says it's launching an inquiry parallel to a police homicide investigation of three Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor.

Community policing in Anaheim has successes — and critics

Anaheim renewed community policing after fatal shootings in 2012 sparked protests. Relations are better, but some say police still profile young Latinos.

LAPD blames gangs for jump in murders this year

So far, 29 people have been murdered in Los Angeles in 2015, up from 23 at this time last year. Most of the spike is happening in LA's poorest neighborhoods.

Costa Concordia captain found guilty of manslaughter

Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.

Gunman shot after carjacking pursuit is gang member, police say

Officer Liliana Preciado said Tuesday that Aaron Lorta is in stable condition at a hospital, where he has been interviewed by detectives.

Your car and your smartphone: What's legal, what's not

Rules around using a cellphone while driving aren't always clear for everyone. Here are some answers to the questions you might have.

Pedestrian fatally struck by LAPD bomb squad officer

An on-duty LAPD bomb squad officer fatally struck a pedestrian near Culver Boulevard and West Jefferson Boulevard early Monday morning.

Can a new LAPD captain win over the citizens of South LA?

Two unarmed men died in the last year during stops by officers from LAPD's Newton Division. The chief has sent a new captain. Can one man make a difference?

To end solitary confinement, Rikers steps out of the box

Last month, with a single move, Rikers Island prison has taken the lead on prison reform on one issue: They banned the use of solitary confinement for inmates under 21 years old.

Police: 5 dead, including gunman, in Georgia shooting

A gunman and four other people are dead after a shooting in a subdivision west of Atlanta that also injured two children.