The 74-year-old woman was frail and had trouble walking.
The LAPD detectives should have known they had the wrong man.
A new round of indictments this week that reached the highest ranks of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department underscores the challenges facing new Sheriff Jim McDonnell he tries to reform the troubled agency.
What began more than four years ago as a federal investigation into brutality and corruption by deputies in L.A. County jails reached the highest echelons of the Sheriff's Department on Thursday, with two top officials indicted on charges of orchestrating an elaborate scheme to thwart the FBI.
A passenger in a Mercedes Benz was killed in Beverly Hills on Friday night when the driver crashed while fleeing the scene of a minor accident, authorities said.
A jailhouse DNA swab has led investigators to the man they believe killed an elderly La Verne couple at their hilltop estate the day after Christmas.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in the Antelope Valley are prohibited from routinely detaining people in the back seat of patrol cars and must start most encounters by politely introducing themselves, according to the terms of a federal settlement finalized this week.
Esequiel Gonzalez stood across the street from the blackened ruin of his South El Monte tire shop, destroyed by a fire that appears to have been ignited by a Molotov cocktail.