Crime & Justice

LA supervisors consider $1.5M payout in driver's fatal shooting

The case is the latest in a series of payouts involving a deputy shooting at a moving car, which is generally against sheriff department policy.

Tanaka contends deputy sheriffs gang questions unfair

Ex-L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka's attorney says questions about a deputy gang was prejudicial to Tanaka, who's appealing his conviction in a federal case.

San Bernardino man suspected of arson in series of wildfires

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said Monday that Jarrod Anthony Samra faces eight counts of arson for eight different blazes.

Immigrant dad gets an emergency stay from deportation

An emergency stay was issued Monday keeping Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez from being deported. He was arrested Feb. 28 by immigration officials while dropping his daughters off at school

​3 hurt after brawl breaks out at soccer game

Two had cuts from a knife or blade to their rib cages while a third was injured on the arm. Deputies are looking for a Hispanic male suspect wearing a black jersey.

​Should springing of US terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the question whether that's something Americans should fear.

Police shoot, wound gunman in Santa Monica

A man suspected of fatally shooting another man in Santa Monica was wounded in a shootout with police and was hospitalized Friday.

Despite legalization, there will still be black market weed

To some estimates, California produces a lot more marijuana than it consumes. That means despite legalization, there's a good chance that weed is going to be sold illegally

Judge lowers bail for man charged in Oakland fire

An Alameda County judge declined Friday to release 47-year-old Derick Almena on his own recognizance, but his bail was reduced from $1.08 million to $750,000.

Sessions threatens aid to San Bernardino over immigration policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday local police and sheriffs must help deport unauthorized immigrants or they will not be eligible for crime-fighting grants.

Police in California will soon record the race of everyone they stop

It's part of a data collection effort to determine how an officer's perceptions of a person might lead to a stop and search.

NASA asks 'citizen scientists' to collect eclipse data

Wanna-be scientists can use an app to track temperature and cloud information for NASA during the solar eclipse.

South Pasadena man pleads guilty in 5-year-old son’s murder

A South Pasadena man has pleaded guilty to killing his 5-year-old son after a family trip to Disneyland.

Mother of mentally ill man killed by LA sheriff’s deputy files lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges the department has failed to properly train deputies to deal with mentally ill people — "a de facto custom, practice or policy” that leads to violent confrontations.

Family of unarmed man killed by security say sentence too light

Steven Dillick faced up to 21 years after being accused of shooting an unarmed black resident of the Perris apartment complex. The victim's family says prosecutors are offering a six month deal.

Scientists still seek a reliable DUI test for marijuana

Coloradans can get arrested for driving while stoned. But with no good roadside tools, officers' determinations are more subjective than for alcohol DUIs. Scientists hope to find chemical markers.