Crime & Justice |

Supreme Court Affirms Police Can Order Blood Drawn From Unconscious DUI Suspects

Zach Gibson/Getty Images
| In a 5-4 vote, the court upheld a Wisconsin law that says motorists have given implied consent to having blood drawn. There were two dissents — including one from Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

|

The U.S. Supreme Court says partisan redistricting is a political question, not one that federal courts can weigh in on.

Former USC Gynecologist Arrested For Sexual Abuse

|

George Tyndall has been accused of assaulting hundreds of women during medical appointments over decades. He was charged with 29 felony counts.

Audio

Supreme Court Hands Total Wine, Other Out-Of-State Liquor Retailers A Big Win

|

The court struck down a Tennessee alcohol licensing residency requirement, opening up the pathway for big-box stores to enter the market.

Robert Mueller To Testify In Open Hearings On July 17 Before House Committees

|

The Judiciary and Intelligence Committee chairmen announced that, after being subpoenaed, the Russian investigation special counsel agreed to appear at separate hearings on the same day.

Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Offender Plea Deal Must Stand, Federal Prosecutors Say

|

Attorneys representing sex abuse victims have argued for years that their clients weren't informed of the once-secret deal beforehand or given the opportunity to testify about it in court.

LA Supes Fund Body Cams for Sheriff's Dept., But Timing Of Deployment Still Unclear

|

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to allocate another $10 million for the Sheriff's Department to place body cameras on deputies. But it remains unclear when that will actually happen.

Audio

LA Sheriff's Dept. Drafting Policy On Deputy Cliques

|

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says it's drafting a policy to address deputy cliques, some of which have been found to promote misconduct and even violence.

Audio

The Ryan Twyman Shooting Raises Questions About LA Sheriff's Policy On Shooting At Cars

|

When two L.A. Sheriff's deputies shot and killed Ryan Twyman as he slowly drove his car in reverse earlier this month, they may have been violating a strict policy instituted by the department three years ago. Deputies are essentially prohibited from shooting at moving vehicles unless a weapon is present. No gun was found in Twyman's car. KPCC's Frank Stoltze dives into the evolution of the policy about shooting at moving cars.

Audio