A 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.
City Council members in Lancaster want to go after the pocketbooks of criminal offenders.
Four employees of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have been relieved of duty, authorities said Monday.
The 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.
With 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.
A 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.
Gov. 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 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.
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.
The 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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Arraignment courts were shut down and cases were reassigned to alternate locations after water was shut off to the entire 18-floor building.
A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child.
A request from famed fashion designer Georges Marciano prompted a criminal probe personally ordered by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, according to a published report.