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    • LAPD arrests man accused of attacking woman after posing as Uber driver

      LAPD arrests man accused of attacking woman after posing as Uber driver

      Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say brutally sexually assaulted a woman after posing as an Uber driver, and then dumped her on a Westlake street after police tried to rescue her from the vehicle.  LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said DNA evidence, including some collected from under the woman's...

    • Topless Bernie Sanders supporters arrested outside L.A. rally

      Topless Bernie Sanders supporters arrested outside L.A. rally

      Some people are baring their tops, if not their souls, for the Bern. Outside Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, two women were arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, police said. The two women, both ages 20 to 25, had "disrobed" outside the Wiltern Theatre, revealing...

    • Man and woman struck by hit-and-run driver in Koreatown

      Man and woman struck by hit-and-run driver in Koreatown

      A hit-and-run driver struck two pedestrians in Koreatown early Saturday morning and remains at large, Los Angeles police said. The man and woman were hit near Fourth Street and Vermont Avenue about 1:30 a.m., a sergeant with LAPD'S West Traffic Division said. The victims are expected to survive,...

    • Woman dead in man's possible murder-suicide attempt in Koreatown

      Woman dead in man's possible murder-suicide attempt in Koreatown

      A woman was shot to death and a man, possibly the woman’s former husband, was left in critical condition in a possible attempted murder-suicide in Koreatown on Friday morning, police said. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department rushed to the 3300 block of James M. Wood Boulevard about...

    • L.A. firefighters see their first hoverboard fire, captured on video; Metrolink bans devices

      L.A. firefighters see their first hoverboard fire, captured on video; Metrolink bans devices

      Los Angeles firefighters responded to the first documented hoverboard fire in the city on Wednesday, just days before a ban on the devices takes affect on Metrolink trains across Southern California. The fire, captured on video and given to KTLA, shows the hoverboard on a Vermont Avenue sidewalk...

    • How LAPD vice is cleaning up K-town's less savory side

      How LAPD vice is cleaning up K-town's less savory side

      "Here's a couple," the sergeant says, motioning toward two young women shuffling past with doll-like makeup, perfectly coiffed hair and dresses clinging tightly to their petite frames. There's another scurrying into the club in a black corset dress with a lace-up front, then another, in a dusty-rose...

    • L.A. Unified after-school coach is suspected of molesting nine girls

      A coach for a Los Angeles Unified School District after-school program was charged Friday with multiple felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

      Ronnie Lee Roman, 42, of San Fernando, worked as a Youth Services coach for Beyond the...

    • Man bites officer during arrest in Koreatown, LAPD says
      Man bites officer during arrest in Koreatown, LAPD says

      A 20-year-old man who was approached by police in Koreatown after he was reported to be following someone bit a responding officer in the arm during a struggle that also left another officer with an injured shoulder, police said Tuesday.

      “The teeth marks are predominant,” said Sgt. Dino Caldera....

    • 2 LAPD officers injured during altercation with suspect
      2 LAPD officers injured during altercation with suspect

      Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Monday night during a scuffle with a person in Koreatown, authorities said.

      Shortly after 9 p.m., a bystander flagged down the two officers on patrol near Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue to alert them to a person on the street, LAPD spokesman Mike...

    • Handcuffed woman who fell from LAPD car sues, says officer assaulted her
      Handcuffed woman who fell from LAPD car sues, says officer assaulted her

      A woman who was handcuffed in Koreatown on St. Patrick’s Day in 2013, then ejected from an LAPD squad car and seriously injured is claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that the officers involved sexually battered her and the department is responsible.

      Kim Nguyen, 29, filed the suit in connection...

    • Wesson turns against Koreatown karaoke bar he once favored
      Wesson turns against Koreatown karaoke bar he once favored

      The Koreatown karaoke bar known as La Defence is facing a heap of trouble.

      A city zoning administrator has concluded the Wilshire Boulevard nightspot is such a drain on police resources, and frequent violator of city permitting rules, that it should no longer be allowed to sell alcohol. In a decision...

    • Police seek elevator robber who targeted four women
      Police seek elevator robber who targeted four women

      Police are seeking a man suspected in a string of violent robberies in Los Angeles apartment elevators involving four female victims, authorities said Tuesday.

      The robberies followed similar patterns and took place in different apartment buildings in the Koreatown and East Hollywood areas, the...

    • Photographer accused of sexually assaulting body paint model
      Photographer accused of sexually assaulting body paint model

      A photographer who allegedly attacked a Korean model and threatened her with deportation if she refused to perform sexual acts has been arrested and police said they are looking for additional victims.

      Jung Park allegedly placed ads for Simple Touch Entertainment seeking body paint models, Los...

    • Man fatally shot at Koreatown bus stop identified
      Man fatally shot at Koreatown bus stop identified

      A man shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning has been identified as Bryan Martinez Rubio, 28, authorities said.

      The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which released his identity, said his city of residence was unknown.

      Rubio was sitting on a bus bench on the northwest...

    • Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop
      Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop

      A 28-year-old man was shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning, authorities said.

      The man was sitting on a bus bench on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue when two men ran toward him and shot him at 1:06 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      ...

    • Man, 67, gets prison for beating man to death in Koreatown

      A 67-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in state prison Tuesday for beating a man to death in Koreatown, prosecutors said.

      Roy Lee Adams was sentenced after pleading guilty to murder in the death of 62-year-old Cornelius Rich, who beaten with a blunt object in March 2013, according to the...

    • LAPD seeks killers in suspected Koreatown pot-shop robbery
      LAPD seeks killers in suspected Koreatown pot-shop robbery

      Los Angeles police on Thursday were seeking the killers of a 28-year-old man who was shot in a suspected robbery at a Koreatown marijuana clinic.

      The shooting was reported Wednesday around 9:25 p.m. at the clinic near West 8th Street and South Vermont Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      ...

    • Man suspected of attempted rape on Metro train turns himself in
      Man suspected of attempted rape on Metro train turns himself in

      A man wanted for allegedly trying to rape a woman on the Metro Purple Line has turned himself into police, authorities said Thursday.

      Danon Drake, 23, walked into the Inglewood Police Department about 10 p.m. Wednesday and “said he was informed that police were looking for him and his picture had...

    • Suspect sought in sexual assault on Metro Purple Line
      Suspect sought in sexual assault on Metro Purple Line

      Law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles were seeking the public's help Wednesday in identifying a man who sexually assaulted a woman on a Metro Purple Line train.

      The victim was assaulted around 10:45 p.m. on May 17 after boarding the train at the Wilshire/Western Station, according to the Los...

    • L.A. building inspector convicted in bribery will keep city pension
      L.A. building inspector convicted in bribery will keep city pension

      The city, unlike California, does not bar employees found guilty of felonies from collecting certain retirement benefits.

    • Deadly Koreatown shooting: Victim identified as 49-year-old man
      Deadly Koreatown shooting: Victim identified as 49-year-old man

      Los Angeles County coroner officials on Tuesday released the name of a man who was killed in a possible gang-related shooting in Koreatown.

      Clay Allen Casey Sr., 49, of Los Angeles was shot after midnight Sunday near Wilshire Boulevard and Shatto Place, authorities said.

      HOMICIDE REPORT: A story...

    • Jury finds that L.A. officer used excessive force in fatal shooting
      Jury finds that L.A. officer used excessive force in fatal shooting

      A jury has found that a Los Angeles Police Department officer used excessive force in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man and awarded $750,000 in damages to the man's son.

      The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury decided last week that Officer Daniel Bunch used unreasonable force when he fatally...

    • Koreatown shooting: 2 victims are identified; gunmen still at large
      Koreatown shooting: 2 victims are identified; gunmen still at large

      Authorities have released the names of the two men killed Monday during a daytime shooting in Koreatown.

      Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified the victims as Jonathan Villamizar, 19, and Alexander Veleche, 24, both of Los Angeles. They were shot multiple times in a parking lot driveway...

    • Koreatown double homicide: Motive remains unknown; none in custody
      Koreatown double homicide: Motive remains unknown; none in custody

      Police on Tuesday remained unsure if a shooting in Koreatown that left two men dead was gang-related, but said that investigators were "working on the motive."

      The shooting occurred at about 1:53 p.m. Monday in the driveway of a parking lot near the intersection of South Normandie Avenue and West...

    • Two dead in Koreatown shooting; suspects sought
      Two dead in Koreatown shooting; suspects sought

      Two men were pronounced dead at a hospital Monday after being hit by gunfire on a Koreatown street, Los Angeles police said.

      The victims were described by police as Latinos in their 20s.

      The 1:53 p.m. shooting occurred in the driveway of a parking lot at Lucy's Laundry Mart at South Normandie Avenue...

    • 1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Koreatown shooting
      1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Koreatown shooting

      Los Angeles police are looking for two men in involved in a Koreatown shooting Monday afternoon that left one person dead and another hospitalized in unknown condition.

      About 1:53 p.m., police received “numerous” calls about gunshots and two people hit at South Normandie Avenue and West 3rd Street,...

    • 66-year-old man charged in Koreatown beating death

      A 66-year-old man was charged with murder Monday in the beating death of a man in Koreatown earlier this year, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced.

      Roy Lee Adams pleaded not guilty to murder with an enhancement of using a blunt object in the March slaying of Cornelius Rich, 62, who also used...

    • Actress Zoe Saldana explores new worlds with home sale
      Actress Zoe Saldana explores new worlds with home sale

      Saldana sells her contemporary-style home in Los Feliz for $1.149 million.

    • Jury awards $58 million to man missing part of skull after beating
      Jury awards $58 million to man missing part of skull after beating

      Antonio Lopez Chaj's skull looks a pie chart with a quarter missing. He cannot speak, needs help to walk and needs 24 hours care after being severely beaten by a security guard in a Los Angeles bar three years ago, his attorneys say.

      After hearing evidence about the horrific April 2010 attack,...

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