Crime & Justice

Heading to Vegas for spring break? Expect to see the CHP

If you're driving between LA and Vegas over the next few weekends, be aware that California and Nevada highway patrol officers along the route are teaming up to nab speeding motorists.

Gunman killed by police in Redlands after taking ex-girlfriend hostage at Office Depot

Man was shot by police when he fired at woman during a two-hour standoff, authorities said. The woman was rushed to a hospital where she was in critical condition.

At jail scandal trial, attorneys offer 2 views of former LA undersheriff

The federal case against former L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka kicked off Thursday. Tanaka's accused of masterminding a plot to thwart an FBI investigation into jail violence.

Mt. SAC, Walnut High declared safe after bomb threat

Authorities declared both Walnut High School and Mt. San Antonio College clear after a bomb threat caused a lockdown and an evacuation Thursday.

Defense says flight attendant may not have known about drugs

Authorities say the cocaine weighed just over 68 pounds and that wholesale, the drugs would be worth about $750,000 in Los Angeles.

LA's effort to combat extremism off to a slow start

Local programs have yet to be created by the "Countering Violent Extremism" pilot initiative announced in 2015, as officials await $100,000 grant from Department of Justice.

Restoring public trust in the Orange County Sheriff's Department

Legal controversies over the use of jailhouse informants and an embarrassing jail escape have led O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to seek more internal oversight.

Man paralyzed by LAPD gets $5.7 million one decade later

LAPD officers shot then-gang member Robert Contreras in the back and left him paralyzed. Officers thought he had a gun, but he ended up being unarmed.

Metro swipes left on Wi-Fi in trains — again

If you see something, say something. Just don't plan on using your phone. Plans to add W-Fi and cell service to L.A.'s subway have once again been pushed back.

Former No. 2 at LA Sheriff's Department on trial in jail probe

Paul Tanaka, accused of masterminding a plot to thwart a federal investigation into inmate abuse and corruption in L.A.'s county jails, faces obstruction charges.

Long Beach police identify officer who shot, killed Carson man

Officer Vuong Nguyen shot 39-year-old Mharloun Saycon after he walked into Looff’s Lite-A-Line with a knife, according to a police report.

FBI may be able to unlock iPhone without Apple

In a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday they may have a way to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack without Apple's help.

Regulators can only fine stealthy gas leakers $75K

California's oil and gas supervisor fined Termo Company the maximum, but we still don't know when the leak began or how much gas spewed into the air.

'Grim Sleeper' defense focuses on DNA evidence

In his opening statement Monday, Lonnie Franklin Jr.'s defense attorney told the jury DNA evidence taken from victims also matched other men.

Sheriff investigating possible kidnapping in East Los Angeles

Surveillance video captures altercation in which a man armed with a handgun strikes another man and then shoots him in the foot. Investigators say the two then got into a car and drove off.

Hikers find human skull on Griffith Park trail

Police say skull, found in Griffith Park, appears to be several years old. No other body parts have been located. Coroner and homicide investigators have closed scene to search for more evidence.