Crime & Justice

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper charged with rape in Las Vegas

Sharper, 39, is sought on a warrant in Las Vegas, but he has been jailed since Feb. 27 in Los Angeles, where he earlier pleaded not guilty to drugging and raping two women in 2013.

LAPD names officers who shot, killed Skid Row homeless man

The Los Angeles Police Department released the names Thursday of three officers who shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row on March 1, 2015.

Fugitive LAPD rookie fled to Texas with dad's help, warrant says

The warrant, filed Thursday, says that 27-year-old Henry Solis called his father, Victor Solis of Lancaster, for help after a brawl outside a downtown Pomona bar.

Filipino workers sue bakery alleging forced labor, scant pay

Eleven workers say they had to clean and paint apartments for L'Amande French Bakery owners, toil at least 13 hours daily at the bakery, and were threatened with lawsuits if they reported the conditions.

Officials to Venice High parents: 'This is a safe campus'

Police and school administrators remain tight-lipped about the details surrounding the arrest of 12 students, but assured parents Venice High School is safe.

Mesa shooting: Suspect arrested in Arizona shooting that killed 1 (updated)

Police identified the suspect as Ryan Giroux, a 41-year-old ex-convict who has served three stints in state prison since 1994.

Supplement company Herbalife sees pyramid-scheme suit tossed

A judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs didn't show that accusations by activist investor Bill Ackman are evidence of fraud by Herbalife.

'The Jinx': Real estate heir Durst is a suicide risk, sheriff says

Robert Durst, the subject of HBO's "The Jinx," is in custody in Louisiana on gun charges while awaiting a transfer to L.A. to face murder charges in the death of his friend Susan Berman.

12th teen surrenders in connection with Venice High School sex assault

Investigators believe the assaults involved two teenage girls and took place on and off campus at Venice High School, beginning in December 2013 and continuing into this month.

Letter sent to White House tests tentatively for cyanide

The letter was received at a mail screening facility Monday. Initial biological testing was negative. Additional testing returned a "presumptive positive."

More San Francisco police officers accused of racist texts

The investigation began with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.

The Jinx: Police search Robert Durst's Houston home

Durst, 71, is charged with murder in a Los Angeles killing 15 years ago, and has been suspected — but never charged — in the disappearance of his first wife in New York.

Fugitive Los Angeles rookie officer will be fired, chief says

Henry Solis, a probationary officer with LAPD who is wanted for murder, has not shown up for work since a fight in Pomona that ended in another man's death earlier this week.

No more prison time for convicted South Gate official

Former city Treasurer Albert T. Robles was convicted in 2006 for extracting nearly $2 million in bribes from contractors and sharing the money with family and friends.

'The Jinx': Durst booked in Louisiana on weapons, drug charges

Durst will face murder charges in California, but may be tried for separate crimes in Louisiana first. He allegedly admitted to killing three people in an HBO documentary.

How Prop 47 tanks drug courts

Drug courts have been heralded as a successful and humane option for drug addicts. But when Proposition 47 made possession a misdemeanor, it limited eligibility to enroll in drug courts.