Crime & Justice

LA County jails report use of force up 11 percent

Many of the instances of force in LA County Jails involved the use of control holds and chemical agents such as Mace. Assistant Sheriff Terri McDonald shares more behind the trend.

Metro passenger bus shot in South Los Angeles

A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.

LAPD veteran charged with faking military leave

Police say Christine Bulicz was charged Monday with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft following an LAPD investigation.

7 sought in alleged security contract fraud

Prosecutors are seeking the arrest of seven people in connection with an Oakland-based group accused of submitting false information.

'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Brian Lucas each were charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms.

Deputy LA city attorney pleads no contest to child porn charge

Christopher Garcia, 57, received five years probation, must register as a sex offender for life and will lose his license to practice law, according to the district attorney's office.

2nd guilty plea in California tainted beef case

A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall processed and distributed tainted beef.

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, law enforcement investigators across the country are putting their faith in dogs to help find remains — bodies, bones and blood from the missing and the murdered.

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to the maximum term of five years after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Search shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted

Police shifted their search after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.

Family of slain Bell Gardens mayor sues for wrongful death (updated)

The mother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife Lyvette, alleging she "killed him with malice and in cold blood."

Police: CSUN student was killed while attempting to sell car

CSUN student Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was stabbed to death after attempting to sell his car on Craigslist, LAPD Chief Beck said at a press conference Monday.

Stiviano suit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.

Kings support suspension after Voynov's domestic violence arrest

The National Hockey League confirmed he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation.

Supreme Court will decide privacy case on hotel records

The city of Los Angeles appealed after a lower court struck down an ordinance requiring hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police.

Police arrest 2 people in connection with CSUN student's death

Police are planning a news conference Monday to discuss arrests made in connection with the death of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi.