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$435K Federal Grant Aimed At Keeping First-Time Offenders Out Of Jail

City prosecutors have received a $435,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice under a project aimed at keeping first-time, low level offenders out of jail while letting neighborhood panels decide how the criminal will make amends.

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Prosecutors Unite Nationwide To Fight Gun Violence

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer is teaming up with Manhattan’s city attorney to rally prosecutors across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence.

09/17/2014

Police say these two women are posing as maids. They're cleaning up, authorities said, but not with mops or brooms. (credit: LAPD)

Police Hunting Phony Maids Working With Burglary Suspects In West Los Angeles

Police on Friday released surveillance photos of the women hoping the public can identify them.

09/12/2014

This has been a week filled with gun violence in South LA. Residents are alarmed. (credit: CBS)

Recent Spike In Gun Violence Has South LA Activists, Business Owners On Alert

Five people are dead and 10 others injured, all within a week.

09/05/2014

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LAUSD Schools Make Discipline Less Harsh

Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform to the way school police respond to bad behavior.

08/18/2014

Someone doesn't like security cameras up and down Pico Avenue in Jurupa Valley. (credit: Jeff Navigato)

Jurupa Valley Residents Keep Watch For Person Knocking Out Home Security Cameras

The homeowner told CBS2’s Tom Wait he’s stunned by the brazen nature of the crime.

08/14/2014

A new campaign in Orange County is designed to curtail human trafficking at the source. (credit: CBS)

New Campaign Launched In OC To Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

The Orange County Transportation Authority with several other agencies launched Be the One, a public-awareness program that will include training of bus drivers to spot human-trafficking victims.

08/06/2014

Wasting water could soon cost you $500. (credit: CBS)

Is Your Neighbor A Snitch? New Water Waster Hotline May Soon Find Out

“Hin Carla,” said the caller. “I want to report a house that is trying to drain the rest of the American River.”

07/18/2014

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California Attorney General To Convene With Prosecutors From Mexico, El Salvador On Cross-Border Crime

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Monday that the meeting will focus on human trafficking, money laundering and the gangs’ growing sophistication in digital piracy and computer hacking.

07/14/2014

Aristeo De La Cruz is accused of stealing gas for months in Simi Valley. (credit: CBS)

Accused Gas Thief, 28, Behind Bars In Simi Valley

Authorities first began investigating stolen gas calls dating back to October 2013.

07/12/2014

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Mayor Garcetti: Crime Down In Los Angeles

The 2014 year-to-date crime statistics for the city of Los Angeles were released Wednesday with overall crimes lower over the same time period last year.

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‘Synthetic’ ID Theft Emerging As Fastest-Growing Type Of Consumer Fraud

A Marina del Rey man has been convicted on charges related to a rapidly-growing high-tech crime known as synthetic identity theft, according to an exclusive KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO report.

06/19/2014

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Employees’ Safety Concerns Partly To Blame For San Bernardino AAA Branch Move

Employees’ safety concerns were partly to blame for the relocation of an Automobile Club of Southern California branch in San Bernardino, a AAA spokesperson said.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Seeks 2nd Term

“It has been an honor to serve as the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department,” Beck wrote.

05/15/2014

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

05/08/2014

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