Sheriff: New California Law Plays Significant Role In Crime RiseA recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played "a significant role" in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.
Lancaster Officials Aim For Stiffer Fines To Support Law Enforcement EffortsCity Council members in Lancaster want to go after the pocketbooks of criminal offenders.
LA Sheriff's Deputies, Parking Officer Relieved Of Duty Over Theft, Bribery Allegations Four employees of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have been relieved of duty, authorities said Monday.
Arson Probed As Cause In Massive Downtown Apartment FireThe site of a massive fire at a 1.3-million-square foot apartment complex under construction was being handled Tuesday as a possible crime scene, officials said.
Jail Release Could Depend On Prediction Of RiskWith more than 60 percent of jail inmates nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms are underway that rely less on the crime charged and a judge's hunch and more on data to predict who can safely be released to later return to court and which dangerous defendants should remain locked up.
LA County To Access Criminal Waivers For Foster Parents, Social WorkersA new state law could allow social workers in Los Angeles County to find out if any foster parent or agency worker has a criminal past.
It's No Longer Illegal For Jurors To Use Electronic Devices During TrialsGov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge's order to stay off electronic devices during a trial.
Murrieta Mayor Urges Residents To Fight Migrant Flights Murrieta Mayor Alan Long is urging residents to fight a plan to fly migrant families from Texas for processing at a border patrol facility in the city.
Proposed Carson Ordinance Would Criminalize Bullying Officials in the city of Carson were set Tuesday to introduce an ordinance that would impose criminal penalties for anyone convicted of bullying school children and young adults.
168K Patients' Records Compromised After County Contractor Computer TheftThe Department of Auditor-Controller said Thursday the equipment was stolen February 5 from the Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a firm that contracts with the county.
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Finally! Our Criminal of the Week Isn't a Dumb Criminal of the Week End result: he added $1,250. to his jailhouse account. And it gets better: