Crime & Justice

Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son

"I hope and pray for the safe return of my only child," Aramazd Andressian Sr. said in a statement released through his lawyer.

LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

The jail's population has spiked almost 50 percent — with nearly every inmate having both mental illness and substance abuse problems.

People are reporting criminal (space) aliens to new ICE hotline

Immigration authorities launched a hotline for victims of crimes "committed by illegal aliens." Trump critics are calling with reports of martians instead.

Administration: No immediate plans to halt immigration order

The Trump administration has told two California counties it has no plans right now to seek a court ruling immediately reinstating the president's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.

Deaths, 'self-inflicted violence' up in LA County jails

L.A. County's inspector general tells the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission that jail inmates appear to be harming themselves more often lately.

Timeline: Rodney King and the LA Riots

It's been 25 years since the start of one of the deadliest race riots in American history. This timeline looks at key events before, during and after the unrest.

Scientists hunt hard evidence on how cop cameras affect behavior

Police departments in about 95 percent of cities nationally have put wearable cameras on officers, or soon plan to. But do these body cameras make neighborhoods safer? Scientists want to find out.

'Textalyzer' aims to cut distracted driving, but what about privacy?

Police may soon have technology to tell if a driver involved in an accident had been using a mobile device behind the wheel. Privacy advocates worry about letting police snoop on people's phones.

Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case

Lynda Obst testified Wednesday in Los Angeles that a friend, Susan Berman, claimed to have impersonated Durst's wife in a 1982 telephone call.

Joe Domanick on the LAPD: 'They're trying.'

25 years after the riots, journalist Joe Domanick assesses the LAPD, and recounts one day in South Central - April 30, 1992.

$100K reward offered in cold-case slaying of LA-area lawyer

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives told a press conference Wednesday they now believe the killing of 53-year-old Jeffrey Tidus is linked to the professional side of his life.

Missing 5-year-old boy's father released from jail

As the search for missing 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. continues, the boy's father, who was the last person known to be with the boy, has been released from jail.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Baca seeks community service for his conviction

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's attorney is seeking community service and home confinement for Baca's role in a corruption scheme. But prosecutors are calling for a two-year prison term.

4 ways to protect yourself from knock-knock burglaries

Property crimes are on the rise in San Fernando Valley due to an increase in "knock-knock" burglaries. But this method has been around for quite some time.

Missing 1-year-old girl found safe after Amber Alert

The Rancho Cucamonga girl was taken by her father, 38-year-old Daniel Segura, after an argument with the girl's mother, authorities said. She was found safe in Montclair and her father arrested.

At least 1 dead after high-speed police pursuit ends in gunfire

An early morning high-speed pursuit ended with police opening fire on the car. One person surrendered and officers pulled a second person out and could be seen performing CPR.