Crime & Justice

Los Angeles man sentenced for role in $20M drug scam

Federal prosecutors said Artak Ovsepian used a sham Glendale medical clinic to acquire expensive anti-psychotic drugs with bogus prescriptions.

LA County settles Antelope Valley housing discrimination case

The L.A. County Housing Authority will pay out $2 million and restore some benefits to African-American residents of the Antelope Valley.

Baby believed kidnapped near Los Angeles is found safe

Authorities say a 13-month-old girl believed to have been kidnapped from a California motel was found safe, and two men were arrested on suspicion of abducting her.

Family of Chattanooga shooter says he suffered from depression

The statement from Mohammod Abdulazeez's family expresses "shock, horror, and grief" at the "heinous act of violence" that caused the deaths of five military service members

Amber Alert issued for baby believed kidnapped near Los Angeles

Authorities in Los Angeles County have issued an Amber Alert for a 13-month-old girl they believe was kidnapped from a motel by a man.

Sailor wounded in Chattanooga attack dies from injuries

The Navy says that a petty officer shot in Thursday's attack has died. Officials haven't formally identified him, but his identity has been confirmed as Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.

Chattanooga shooting: How did gunman go from ordinary kid to killer?

Investigators are trying to understand why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man opened fire on two U.S. military sites in Chattanooga in an attack that left four Marines dead and raised the specter of terrorism on U.S. soil.

For Aurora shooting survivor, conviction brings little comfort

Weaver was in the 5th row of the theater on the night of the shooting. He shared his story with Take Two.

Prosecutor: Banned FIFA official in US to face charges

Former FIFA official Jeffrey Webb has arrived in the U.S. from Switzerland to face racketeering and bribery charges, a prosecutor confirmed Friday.

Ex-LAPD officer accused in killing pleads not guilty

Henry Solis, charged with killing a man outside a bar in Pomona while off-duty, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other counts.

Video: 4 things to know about public access to police records

Leaders and experts in the debate over public access to police records such as body cam video and internal reports met at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum Thursday. We offer a few takeaways.

CA inmate exposed to Valley fever files hate crime lawsuit

A CA judge ruled for the first time that an African American former inmate can sue under the Bane Act for housing him where Valley fever was known to occur.

Judge refuses to lower Suge Knight's bail in murder case

A Superior Court judge made the ruling after reviewing a video that defense attorneys had described as a new, unedited, version of the incident.

California closes consent loophole in child sexual abuse cases

KPCC revealed the loophole in a story last fall about a civil suit in which an LAUSD lawyer argued a minor consented to sex with her teacher. The teacher had been convicted of lewd acts against a child.

Trial date set for Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof

A judge in South Carolina set July 11, 2016 for the start of Roof's trial on charges of killing nine people at Emanuel AME church.

Jury finds Colorado 'Dark Knight Rises' shooter guilty

Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere.