Crime & Justice

'Grim Sleeper' deliberations to start Wednesday

A prosecutor has ridiculed the defense of the LA man charged in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings as deceptive and based on imaginary evidence of a "mystery" murderer.

Shooting at cars is a bad idea. So why do LA deputies still do it?

While LAPD officers have largely stopped shooting into moving cars, LA County sheriff's deputies have continued the practice despite policy changes.

LA County Supervisors vote to end solitary confinement for juveniles

"It’s like they lock up a little puppy, and it comes out a pitbull," said one man who faced solitary confinement as a teen. County supervisors voted to ban the practice.

Anaheim man pleads not guilty to charges following Trump protest

Luis Fernando Alarcon, 19, is being charged with a felony count of vandalism over $400 and a misdemeanor charge of inciting a riot.

Grim Sleeper: Closing arguments detail brutality of murders

Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized L.A. for decades, targeting mostly young black women. Prosecutors Tuesday described the murders in excruciating detail.

LA sheriff's chief of staff resigns over offensive emails

Tom Angel, the chief of staff to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, has resigned after offensive emails he wrote were revealed by the Los Angeles Times.

Judge: Long Beach police targeted gays in sting operations

Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina ruled Friday that Rory Moroney's arrest in 2014 was based on discriminatory enforcement and prosecution.

Big-rig driver flees after deadly pickup truck crash

Police say the 18-wheeled rig was involved in a minor crash about a block away before it ran a red light and hit the pickup shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack asks to delay trial

Enrique Marquez Jr. has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one of the San Bernardino shooters and to providing material support to terrorists.

3 arrested after shooting at San Bernardino police

Officers returned fire Thursday after three people shot at their unmarked vehicle. No officers were hurt, but a 17-year-old suspect was hit by police fire.

San Bernardino shooter's brother, 2 others arrested for fraud

A grand jury indictment alleges that all three defendants participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy for the benefit of the shooter's sister-in-law.

Major LAPD drug bust yields 19 arrests

After a major drug bust early Wednesday by the LAPD and other local and federal agencies, 19 suspects were arrested for possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

Ex-LAPD chief Willie Williams has died

Williams was the first African-American police chief in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He took over from LAPD Chief Daryl Gates following the 1992 riots.

Once-fugitive real estate heir's plea deal approved

A federal judge in New Orleans Wednesday accepted Durst's plea agreement to serve 7 years in prison on a weapons charge. Durst still faces a murder charge in California.

California gun sales spiking in 2016

Gun sales surged last year after the San Bernardino shooting. Those sky-high sales have carried over into 2016, new data shows.

Judge rejects Bill Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

A judge has rejected a bid to dismiss an infliction of emotional distress claim filed against Cosby by a woman who says he sexually abused her when she was underage.