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Judge bars parents from contacting Riverside County shackled kids

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| A California judge has barred the parents accused of torturing their children, shackling them to beds for months at a time and malnourishing them from contacting the victims.

No charges for off-duty cop who fired gun in fight with teen

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Prosecutors announced that they wouldn't be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that LAPD officer Kevin Ferguson used excessive force.

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Video: LAPD investigates after cop removes Metro rider

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A video posted to Facebook shows a Los Angeles police officer pulling a young woman off the subway. She can be heard complaining that she was removed for having her feet on the seat.

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SoCal girl tortured with her 12 siblings was bullied, frail

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She was frail, smelly and picked on as a student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heartwrenching Facebook post.

Weed Wars: Growers sue to block vast California marijuana farms

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Growers worry that new rules could open the way for vast farms and drive smaller cultivators out of business.

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is thought to be the highest-ranking Trump administration official, and first Cabinet member, to be interviewed by Mueller's team.

LAPD Chief Beck’s successor? It could be a woman or a Latino

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First Assistant Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chiefs Beatrice Girmala and Jorge Villegas would all be contenders if they choose to seek the top job.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to retire after 40 years

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"Leading the men and women of the #LAPD -my family- has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of," Beck tweeted Friday. He steps down June 27.

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