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Palm Springs to pay $2.5 million to family of Marine shot by police

The city of Palm Springs has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a 22-year-old Marine fatally shot by police.

A pair of officers on bicycles suspected Cpl. Allan DeVillena was drunk as he began to pull his car out of a downtown Palm Springs parking garage in November 2012.

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Fresno teen in custody after Instagram threats lead police to guns in his room

A threat posted by a 15-year-old boy's Instagram account led to the closure of two Fresno schools and a search of the boy's home, which turned up a cache of weapons and ammunition, police say.

The teenager, a sophomore at San Joaquin Memorial High School, is in police custody and undergoing a mental evaluation, according to Fresno police Sgt. Jaime Rios.

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L.A. County settles jail suicide case for $1.6 million

The family of a 23-year-old man who committed suicide in Men’s Central Jail will receive $1.6 million from Los Angeles County to settle a lawsuit alleging that jail officials did not properly diagnose his mental illness.

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Family of woman allegedly slain by deportee files claims against S.F. and U.S.

The family of a woman allegedly killed by an immigrant whom the U.S. had deported five times has filed claims against San Francisco city and county, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the federal Bureau of Land Management, alleging that all bear responsibility for her death.

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Peek inside 'the SHU': What it's like for California inmates in solitary confinement
L.A. County supervisors move ahead with $2-billion jails plan

Los Angeles County supervisors have formally reaffirmed their backing of a contentious $2-billion plan to build a 3,885-bed replacement for the downtown Men's Central Jail and a new women's jail in Lancaster.

The vote mirrored one taken last month and came after Dist. Atty.

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