Department of Justice

Former LA County Inmates File Action Over Treatment Of Mentally Ill PrisonersA group of homeless and mentally ill former inmates of Los Angeles County jails are blasting a settlement between the federal government and the county, saying it perpetuates the cycle between Skid Row and jail cells.
California DOJ Unveils Website With Law Enforcement DataThe California Department of Justice on Wednesday unveiled a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public.
LA County Housing Agency, Palmdale, Lancaster Settle Section 8 Discrimination CaseA Los Angeles County public housing agency and two Mojave Desert cities have reached a $2 million settlement to resolve allegations they discriminated against black people by discouraging them from living in their communities..
California Attorney General Announces 18-Year-Prison Sentence For Cyber-Exploiter Who Created Revenge-Porn SiteKamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country
California Attorney General Unveils New Effort To Support Child Welfare, Juvenile JusticeCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris called on officials Thursday in every county across the state to help safeguard child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Kamala Harris Seeks Review After Recent Shootings By PoliceCalifornia's attorney general is stepping into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue.
$1M Federal Grant Will Fund Investigations Of Meth Manufacturing, DistributionThe California Department of Justice will use a nearly $1 million federal grant to try to slow the flow of methamphetamine into the U.S through Southern California.
Previously Convicted Pimp Sentenced For Forcing SoCal Woman Into ProstitutionA man previously convicted of acting as a pimp was sentenced Friday for forcing a local woman into prostitution.
350 Guns Seized, 2 Men Held For Alleged GunrunningState agents have seized some 350 guns and arrested two California men on suspicion of illegal firearms trafficking.
FBI Opens Investigation Into Possible Violation Of Kelly Thomas' Civil RightsAfter two Fullerton police officers were acquitted of killing a homeless man, the FBI says it will look at the evidence for possible further investigation.
DOJ Opens Civil Rights Probe Into LA County JailsFederal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.
DOJ Accuses 2 LA Sheriff's Stations Of DiscriminationThe U.S. Justice Department said Friday it found that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at two stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures and excessive force targeting African-Americans and Latinos.