Vanessa Romo | NPR|Cody Wilson was charged with the second-degree felony in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. Police say the 30-year-old was last known to be in Taiwan but missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved one step closer Tuesday to placing an initiative on the 2020 ballot that would require the sheriff's civilian oversight commission to study whether the county could redirect the more than $2 billion budgeted for a new jail to programs designed to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates.
Lilana Flores had the bad luck of being born into poverty and violence. As a young person in the hands of L.A. County's beleaguered foster care and probation agencies, she sensed people expected little of her.