Crime & Justice

State gains control of Los Angeles-area prison's health care

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation now controls health care at the California Institution for Men in Chino, which houses nearly 3,800 inmates.

Parolee charged in LA County sergeant slaying

Trenton Lovell, 27, was arrested on Wednesday after sheriff's Sgt. Steven Owen was gunned down while responding to a burglary report.

Long Beach police shoot, critically wound armed suspect

The shooting is tied to the investigation of a murder that happened in September, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Lancaster seeks to rename park in honor of slain Sgt. Steve Owen

Lancaster's mayor announced he will be asking the City Council to rename Lancaster Community Park in honor of the Sheriff's Department member killed Wednesday in the line of duty.

Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking

CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested on a California warrant following allegations that sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads on the site.

Los Angeles County sheriff says suspect executed sergeant

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday identified the man who shot and killed sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen 27-year-old Trenton Trevon Lovell.

Chief Beck: Teen shot dead by LAPD was suicidal, called police

Daniel Enrique Perez, 16, who pointed a replica handgun at police Sunday was apparently intent on ending his life because he called police himself and left a farewell note with his family, Beck said.

Sheriff's Department takes down $6.1M marijuana operation in LA

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department busted a $6.1 million marijuana operation in an unincorporated L.A. warehouse. Two arrests were made and 2,700 plants seized.

LA County sheriff's sergeant shot, killed; suspect arrested

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed on Wednesday, a department spokesperson said at a press conference.

Man dies after being hit with Taser by Burbank police

Police say the 66-year-old man got into a physical altercation with officers outside a house and an officer discharged his Taser to subdue him, causing the man to collapse.

LAPD releases security camera video in fatal police shooting

Police say the footage shows 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr. was armed with a handgun when officers shot and killed him on Saturday.

Metro station shut after deputy shooting in downtown Santa Monica

A man was shot and wounded after lunging at a deputy with a knife and struggling with deputies at the downtown Santa Monica Expo Line station.

Family of black man shot by Sacramento cops wants charges

The officers "behaved like big game hunters closing in on an animal," said John Burris, a lawyer for the family of Joseph Mann, who was mentally unstable and homeless.

Police say man fatally shot in South LA carried replica gun

The shooting occurred a few miles from where a crowd gathered to protest the deadly police shooting Saturday of an 18-year-old black man.

LAPD says unreleased video backs its claims in South LA shooting

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Monday said a fatal police shooting was partly captured on video from a nearby business.

Video suggests Sacramento police drove at man they then shot

The officers can be heard saying "I'm gonna hit him" and "OK, go for it" before appearing to drive their cruiser toward Joseph Mann.