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Seeking reelection, LA Sheriff says he's restored 'the shine to the badge'

James Bernal for KPCC
| Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.

Video released of fatal LAPD shooting in Boyle Heights

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Body cam footage of a Los Angeles police officer shooting and killing 14-year-old Jesse Romero two years ago is being seen by the public for the first time.

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of Restrictive Abortion Law In Arkansas

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If the law, which heavily restricts abortion by medication, is allowed to permanently go into effect, it would likely shutter two of the state's three facilities that perform abortions.

In Win For Privacy Rights, Court Says Police Need Warrant To Search Area Around Home

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The Supreme Court reversed a conviction that came after an officer looked at a motorcycle under a tarp outside a private residence — without a warrant.

Blue ribbon commission won't get to see report on man charged with killing officer

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The confidential report details the events that led to the Michael Mejia's release on probation. Critics have questioned why the gang member was back on the street.

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Feds bust dozens of Mexican Mafia members

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The U.S. Attorney in L.A. charges 83 people with running a drug ring in county jails maintained by kidnappings, assaults and murders.

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Hunt For Escaped South Carolina Inmate Intensifies As Second Wanted Man Is Captured

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After a 2 1/2-day manhunt across three states only one of the three inmates who escaped on Saturday night is still on the lam. The men escaped when a system glitch unlocked the doors to their cells.

LAPD report shows that arrests of homeless people are up

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The data also showed an increase in the number of homeless people who were victims of crimes. That all comes as the homeless population in LA continues to grow.

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USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

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Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday.