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Florida AG will seek death penalty for Parkland shooting suspect

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| Nikolas Cruz, 19, has already been charged with 17 counts of murder in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Public defenders had sought to avoid a trial by having Cruz plead guilty.

Pasadena police chief retires amid ongoing scrutiny of the department

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The department has come under scrutiny in recent years amid heightened protests over police violence against young black men.

Grandson will get Charles Manson's body

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A court ruled that Jason Freeman can retrieve Manson's remains, which have been on ice in the Bakersfield morgue since he died in November.

$2.7 million settlement in traffic stop killing by LA Sheriff’s deputy

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Deputy Nathan Gillespie said he shot Miguel Hernandez because he feared he was reaching for a gun. But officials say Gillespie failed to call for backup or take time to assess the situation.

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Deadly Austin package explosions are probably connected

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In the last two weeks, three package bombs have killed two people in Texas. Police say the blasts have marked similarities.

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Burglary suspect dies after struggle with police

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Santa Ana police officers used force to take a burglary suspect into custody on Sunday night. Shortly after, the suspect appeared to have difficulty breathing, and he later died at a hospital.

Police shoot driver who hit California officer with car

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Authorities say the driver began to speed away as two officers on foot patrol approached the car in Garden Grove. The driver was shot several times and was hospitalized.

Shooter had sought healing from California vets center

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Albert Wong received treatment at the Veterans Home of California but was recently expelled. Officials have declined to provide further details.

Man arrested in killing of 1 officer, wounding of another

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Isaias De Jesus Valencia, 39, was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with Pomona police and a SWAT team. Officer Gregory Casillas, of Upland, was killed.