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Corrections Department To Pay $50K in Sexual Harassment Suit

The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks at a news conference on May 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles, California. Harris hosted a meeting of the state's district attorneys to develop recommendations on reducing gun violance. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Calif. Attorney General Honored For Rape Kit Processing

The state attorney general’s office is receiving national recognition for accelerating the testing of rape kits, using innovations that have been adopted by eight of California’s 58 counties.


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DOJ Says Racial Policy In Calif. Prisons Breaks Law

California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2013

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Vandals Throw Pig Legs At Site Of Proposed Mosque

A Muslim civil rights group says vandals threw pigs’ legs at the site of proposed Southern California mosque and they want federal officials to investigate.


A family handout photo of the released kidnapped victim Jaycee Dugard dressed for Halloween, is shown at a news conference at the Federal Building in Los Angeles. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Kidnapping Survivor Jaycee Dugard’s Lawyers Seek Sanctions Against Feds

Attorneys representing kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard are demanding a judge sanction U.S. Department of Justice lawyers for alleged witness tampering.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/07/2012


Mistrial Declared In LA Obscenity Case

The case of an adult film producer charged with violating federal obscenity laws by selling movies depicting bestiality and extreme fetishes ended in a mistrial Tuesday.


Los Angeles Woman Gets Five Years In Prison For $6.2 Million Medicare Fraud

A Los Angeles woman was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for using phony medical clinics and the stolen identities of doctors to defraud Medicare out of more than $6.2 million.