Crime & Justice

Ferguson teachers use day off as opportunity for a civics lesson

While school has been canceled for the week in Ferguson as civil unrest continues, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

LAPD chief blames budget for broken station security cameras

Police Chief Charlie Beck did not offer a cost estimate for the fixes. But one commissioner said the problems go beyond money, like missing footage of incidents.

Michael Brown: Holder writes op-ed; Ferguson calls for calm

"Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in an op-ed for the St. Louis Dispatch.

Texas Gov. Perry arrives for booking on charges

Rick Perry arrived at a courthouse for booking on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

Man shot, killed by officer in north St. Louis

A man was shot and killed by police after brandishing a knife at St. Louis police on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Sam Dotson on social media.

MMA fighter War Machine due in California court

MMA fighter War Machine, accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in, told a California judge he won't contest his transfer in custody back to Nevada.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Students 'wanted to kill as many people as possible'

Police said Tuesday that two students, one 17 and one 16, “confirmed very cold-heartedly in the investigation” that they were planning a shooting at the school.

4 at slaughterhouse behind Calif. beef recall indicted

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said Rancho Feeding Corp. processed diseased and unhealthy animals and circumvented federal inspection rules.

After Michael Brown shooting, calls for outside review of police

The calls raise a tough question when it comes to police shootings: Who should investigate? It is often the police but that may be changing.

2 South Pasadena students arrested in connection with potential mass shooting

Detectives served warrants at each of the suspect’s homes where enough evidence was discovered to arrest the students.

Michael Brown: Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Attorney General Eric Holder will head to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities involved in the investigation, Obama said Monday.

Update: LAPD places 'security hold' on Ezell Ford autopsy

The hold keeps autopsy details secret, while investigators interview potential witnesses to the fatal LAPD shooting. Ezell Ford was killed by officers last week.

Audit finds gaps in LAPD security camera system

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General found the Los Angeles Police Department's station security camera system "inadequate," failing to capture important footage.

Compton school police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons

Some community members are upset about plans to beef up campus security by allowing campus police access to the weapons.

Santa Clarita teen arrested for alleged online threat

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials have arrested a teenager for allegedly posting an online threat to shoot students at Valencia High School.

LA County sheriff's deputy attacked, hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy remains hospitalized after being assaulted as he responded to a fight at a shopping mall.