Crime & Justice

2nd defendant convicted in killing of USC student from China

A young man was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California as he walked to his off-campus apartment.

Prison savings coming back to LA in form of social programs

Nearly $36 million will flow into L.A. County to fight recidivism over the next few years — money all saved through Proposition 47.

Long Beach police officers kill armed woman

Long Beach police shot and killed an armed woman around midnight near the city's El Dorado neighborhood.

Fontana's new pot regulations challenged in lawsuit

Fontana's new marijuana regulations are being challenged. A lawsuit filed this week says the city's recent ordinance isn't designed to regulate cultivation — it's meant to stop it.

​US joins lawsuit against LA over disabled accessibility

The federal government is taking over a lawsuit alleging L.A. received hundreds of millions of dollars to develop accessible housing, failed to do so and lied about it to keep the money rolling in.

Uber fires 20 employees after sexual harassment claim investigation

On Tuesday, the company gathered its staff to discuss the review's findings, according to a source familiar with the meeting. A broader report on addressing Uber's workplace culture is due next week.

Police officer injured, suspect dead in Wilmington shooting

Fire department paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene. One officer was treated at a hospital and released, according to authorities.

600 LA deputies will be packing naloxone kits

To fight opioid overdoses, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell decides to equip deputies with a nasal spray that can halt overdoses.

LA County drops $50 public defender fee for criminal defendants

The fee is a "barrier to justice," said one public defender. It isn't supposed to be charged if a person can't afford it, but it often is, according officials.

Developer to pay LA $400,000 over Da Vinci apartment blaze

The owner of a huge apartment complex that went up in flames in downtown Los Angeles will pay the city $400,000 to settle a $20 million lawsuit.

​Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions

Death penalty opponents are challenging a ballot measure passed by a slim majority of voters in November that aimed to reform a dysfunctional system that hasn't executed a condemned killer in more than a decade.

Ghost Ship fire: 2 men charged in deaths at Oakland warehouse

The "Ghost Ship," a warehouse that was used as a residence and performance space in Oakland, caught fire in December, killing 36 people. The building manager and a party planner face charges.

Former Lakers player Derek Fisher accused of DUI

The former Lakers player flipped his vehicle while driving on the 101 near Sherman Oaks. Former "Basketball Wives" reality star Gloria Govan was in the car with him.

Southern California authorities react to London Bridge attack

Local law enforcement remains on alert Sunday morning following the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday.

Report yields new details on fatal Inglewood police shooting

A confidential report says police used an airhorn and sirens to try to rouse a man and woman found unconscious in their car. It does not explain why police shot them.

Video confirms account in Arcadia teen shooting, authorities say

Surveillance video corroborates an off-duty federal law enforcement officer's account that he was being robbed when he killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded another teen last week, authorities said Thursday.