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    • LAPD looking for gunmen in South L.A. shootings that left 1 dead, 5 wounded

      LAPD looking for gunmen in South L.A. shootings that left 1 dead, 5 wounded

      Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen involved in a series of South L.A. shootings that left one man dead and five other people injured within a span of a few hours. LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said Sunday morning that no arrests had been made in Saturday's attacks, which...

    • Deputies change stories on jail visitor's beating, court records show

      Deputies change stories on jail visitor's beating, court records show

      The sheriff's deputies all told the same story. A man visiting his brother in Los Angeles County Jail, they said, fought with them in a waiting area and had to be restrained. The five deputies involved in the struggle adamantly denied the man's allegations that he had been handcuffed and then beaten....

    • L.A. County paid millions to troubled foster care agency despite warnings

      Los Angeles County officials paid a foster care nonprofit millions of dollars in taxpayer money even though government investigators repeatedly warned of problems with the organization, including allegations of financial misconduct and child abuse. County officials eventually severed ties with...

    • Proposition 47: L.A. County report details profound effect on justice system

      Proposition 47: L.A. County report details profound effect on justice system

      Proposition 47 is having a profound effect on Los Angeles County’s criminal justice system, from the jails to mental health treatment to workloads for prosecutors and public defenders, according to a draft report by the county’s chief executive. The report, presented at a county public safety meeting...

    • Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.

      Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.

      On a cloudy Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, hundreds of marchers took to the streets to call for an end to police abuse and black-on-black violence. When Tritobia Ford and her family arrived, the crowd parted and someone yelled, "Let's show them some love!" "I do not believe that God allowed...

    • L.A. police investigating possible ambush of 2 officers

      L.A. police investigating possible ambush of 2 officers

      Los Angeles police are investigating whether gunfire in South Los Angeles on Sunday night was aimed at two officers responding to a call, officials said Monday. The officers were in a black-and-white patrol car driving southbound on Hoover Street near 62nd Place on Sunday night when they said they...

    • LAPD investigating shooting that left 1 dead, 2 others injured

      Los Angeles police Monday night were investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured two other people.

      The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of 47th Street and Vermont Avenue, police said.

      Two men and one woman were shot, police said. One of the men has died.

      The other...

    • Woman killed, man injured in car shooting in downtown L.A.
      Woman killed, man injured in car shooting in downtown L.A.

      A woman was killed and a man injured when a gunman fired multiple rounds into a car in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, police said.

      The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. at South Alameda and East 14th streets, near the 10 Freeway, police said.

      The female victim, described only as being in her...

    • Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend
      Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend

      Los Angeles police detectives are looking for witnesses in five killings after a spate of shootings over the weekend in South L.A.

      The LAPD has deployed extra resources in the impacted neighborhoods in an effort to prevent more shootings, said Deputy Chief Bob Green, who oversees the South Bureau.

      ...

    • LAPD investigates fatal overnight shooting in South L.A.

      Investigators are trying to piece together more information about an overnight shooting in South Los Angeles that left a man dead.

      Few details were available about the shooting, which was reported about 2:40 a.m. in the 5000 block of South Western Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Sally Madera....

    • Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations
      Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations

      More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday. 

      Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort Thursday morning to serve arrest warrants to 23...

    • Police seek leads in South L.A. slaying of mother, friend
      Police seek leads in South L.A. slaying of mother, friend

      Two people who died after they were gunned down in South Los Angeles were identified Wednesday night by police.

      Monique Campbell, 21, and Marquette Carter, 28, were shot late Tuesday as they sat in a parked car in the 4800 block of South Western Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Chris...

    • Vermont Square shooting kills man, woman in parked car
      Vermont Square shooting kills man, woman in parked car

      A man and a woman were shot and killed late Tuesday as they sat inside a parked car in Vermont Square.

      The two were sitting inside the car in the 4800 block of South Western Avenue at about 10:55 p.m. when a light-colored sedan pulled up next to them and multiple shots were fired, Los Angeles Police...

    • Two men shot at Vermont Square liquor store; gunman at large
      Two men shot at Vermont Square liquor store; gunman at large

      Two men were shot early Thursday at a Vermont Square liquor store, authorities said.

      A suspect shot one man in the leg about 1:20 a.m. following a verbal dispute at the store in the 4400 block of South Figueroa Street, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said. The gunman then shot the store...

    • Bicyclist dies after South L.A. hit-and-run; driver at large
      Bicyclist dies after South L.A. hit-and-run; driver at large

      A bicyclist who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in Vermont Square Wednesday night has died, Los Angeles police said.

      The victim was identified as 19-year-old Oscar Toledo Jr., who was making a left turn about 9:30 p.m. at South Normandie Avenue and West 47th Street when he was hit,...

    • LAPD investigating hit-and-run that severely injured pedestrian
      LAPD investigating hit-and-run that severely injured pedestrian

      Police were investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday night that left one person with severe injuries in South Los Angeles.

      The incident happened about 9:40 p.m. at South Normandie Avenue and West 47th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      The victim was taken to the hospital and was listed...

    • Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate
      Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate

      On his first day as chief of the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell stepped into hostile territory.

      Many police officers were opposed to a chief from the outside, especially one from the LAPD. McDonnell had landed the job over several well-respected internal candidates.

      When McDonnell...

    • Survey: Sexual harassment makes 20% of Metro riders feel unsafe
      Survey: Sexual harassment makes 20% of Metro riders feel unsafe

      One in five passengers on Metro trains and buses have recently felt unsafe due to sexual harassment or other forms of "unwanted sexual attention," according to new data. 

      A Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority survey of nearly 20,000 passengers on the sprawling bus and rail...

    • R&B singer James DeBarge arrested on suspicion of drug possession

      James DeBarge, the R&B soul singer who was a member of the group DeBarge, has been arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession in South Los Angeles.

      The 50-year-old former husband of Janet Jackson known for hits in the 1980s such as "All This Love" and "Rhythm of the Night" was taken into custody...

    • Two vehicle fires in South L.A. investigated as arson
      Two vehicle fires in South L.A. investigated as arson

      Officials were trying to determine if two vehicle fires near South Los Angeles on Thursday morning were related.

      The two cars that were discovered engulfed in flames were near South Western Avenue and West 60th Street in Chesterfield Square, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Scott Blackman told KTLA-TV

      ...

    • L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million
      L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million

      Los Angeles County has agreed to a $7.9-million settlement with thousands of  people who were knocked off the welfare rolls when general relief grants swelled during the Great Recession, county and plaintiffs' spokesmen said Tuesday.

      Under the settlement, which must be approved by a judge, the...

    • Man's body found on South L.A. street with bullet wound to head
      Man's body found on South L.A. street with bullet wound to head

      A man was found on a South Los Angeles sidewalk early Friday morning with a single gunshot wound to the head, police said, marking the first homicide of the year for Vermont Square.

      The body was found near the intersection of West 53rd Street and South Budlong Avenue at about 2 a.m. after Los Angeles...

    • Suspected drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser and flees, LAPD says
      Suspected drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser and flees, LAPD says

      Two Los Angeles police officers were hospitalized early Wednesday after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the back of their patrol car in South Los Angeles and then fled the scene.

      The officers were on routine patrol when the incident occurred at about 12:40 a.m. on South Vermont Avenue near...

    • Woman loses leg after man, possibly driving drunk, rams her car
      Woman loses leg after man, possibly driving drunk, rams her car

      A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly rammed into the back of a double-parked car and caused a woman to lose her leg, authorities said.

      The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 50th Street and Vermont...

    • Two men killed in South L.A. shooting
      Two men killed in South L.A. shooting

      Two men were killed in a shooting in South Los Angeles early Sunday morning, police said.

      The victims were found near 51st and Figueroa streets around 5 a.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

      One of the slain men was found in the driver’s seat...

    • LAPD officers kill man in his 70s after he allegedly shoots wife
      LAPD officers kill man in his 70s after he allegedly shoots wife

      A man in his 70s was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Tuesday morning after he allegedly shot his wife, then refused to put down his gun when officers ordered him to surrender.

      LAPD officers responded to a report of gunshots on South Normandie Avenue near West 41st Place in South L.A. about...

    • Officer shoots at man brandishing shotgun; suspect still at large
      Officer shoots at man brandishing shotgun; suspect still at large

      Los Angeles police are still collecting evidence from a crime scene near a South L.A. intersection where an officer fired two shots at a man who police say pointed a shotgun at officers early Sunday morning.

      During a routine patrol near Normandie Avenue and 54th Street around 1 a.m., two officers...

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