| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:52 PM
An LAPD officer has been charged with assaulting a woman under color of authority by kicking her in the groin during an arrest last year, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Thursday.
LAPD Officer Mary O’Callaghan, 48,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Video from a police cruiser camera that shows an LAPD officer kicking a restrained woman -- who later died -- needs to made public, the family attorney said Thursday.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged Officer Mary O'Callaghan...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:56 AM
MOSCOW -- For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a Russian court on Tuesday ordered an opposition activist to be sent to a mental institution for compulsory treatment.
Mikhail Kosenko, 38, who spent more than a year in preliminary...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers.
The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating the unexplained deaths of two patients in the wake of receiving intramuscular injections of the antipsychotic medication Zyprexa (generic name olanzapine). The patients died three to four days...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:25 PM
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital."
"This is the system," he said, drawing a box on a piece of paper in his Monterey Park office last week....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A blood test can tell you if you’ve got HIV, high cholesterol or certain kinds of cancer. Now scientists are trying to create a blood test that would reveal whether someone was about to commit suicide.
“Individuals at risk often choose not...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Artwork Jamal once remarked that he not only sang the blues, he lived the blues. Someday, his history of hard luck and ill health may be spun into verse. But the powerful, deep-voiced Los Angeles native will sing no more.
Jamal, 47, died Aug. 6 from...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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