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  • Hung jury declared in trial of man accused of killing 6-month-old son

    A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the trial of a father accused of killing his 6-month-old son in East Compton. Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict on two counts against David Gomez, 26. The jury was split 8-4 on the charge of second-degree murder and 10-2 on child abuse causing death,...

  • Man charged after allegedly trying to kidnap teens in Compton

    A 35-year-old man was charged Tuesday after he allegedly tried to kidnap two teenage girls in Compton within a 15-minute span, prosecutors said. Ashley Luther Price of Los Angeles was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on two counts of attempted kidnapping to commit rape and one count...

  • Two killed in separate shootings in Compton

    Two killed in separate shootings in Compton

    Detectives are searching for suspects after two people were killed and two more were injured in Compton shootings this week, authorities said. Around 12:16 a.m. Friday a 42-year-old man was shot and killed on the 15600 block of Visalia Avenue, said Deputy Ryan Rouzan, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputy acquitted of felony assaults, convicted of misdemeanors

    L.A. County sheriff's deputy acquitted of felony assaults, convicted of misdemeanors

    A jury Friday acquitted an L.A. County sheriff's deputy of a series of felonies in the beatings of inmates, but convicted him on three misdemeanor counts of simple assault. Prosecutors accused Jermaine Jackson of beating inmates in the Compton courthouse lockup and Twin Towers jail and said he...

  • Mustang car chase suspects charged with burglary and hit-and-run

    Mustang car chase suspects charged with burglary and hit-and-run

    Two men who led authorities in a pursuit across L.A. County last week were charged Monday with four felonies, including residential burglary.  Herschel Reynolds, 20, and Isaiah Young, 19, each face two counts of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage and one count each of first-degree...

  • Could a regional law enforcement task force put a dent in deadly street racing?

    Could a regional law enforcement task force put a dent in deadly street racing?

    For decades, authorities have struggled to halt a street racing craze that has plagued Los Angeles County, sometimes with fatal results. Attempted crackdowns were short-lived. Few officers focused exclusively on the problem. And law enforcement agencies often worked alone to deter would-be racers...

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