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LA Sheriff wants forensic specialists to analyze body cam video


Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to hire 32 forensic video specialists as part of his $55 million-a-year proposal to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cams.

Mass Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas

Hotel: Vegas gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

Mandalay Bay hotel officials say the gunman wounded a security guard in a hotel hallway within 40 seconds of firing into the crowd at a music festival, disputing a police timeline.

Orange County DA Discusses Case Of The Beating Death Of Fullerton Homeless Man

First police shooting video released under OC's new policy


Under the new policy, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will release police shooting video that isn't subject to any legal restrictions or is irrelevant to the event.

Las Vegas shooting victims from California can get financial help

Both California and Nevada are offering assistance to California residents who were injured or were otherwise affected, as well as surviving family members.

Immigrant rights activists slam LA sheriff over ICE cooperation

L.A. County's inspector general finds that Sheriff Jim McDonnell failed to reveal the extent to which his department cooperates with federal immigration agents.

​Texas Tech police officer killed, campus on lockdown

A student sought in the shooting death of a campus police officer at police headquarters has been captured. Officials lift campus lockdown.

California woman killed at Vegas concert remembered for huge heart

Carrying cream-colored candles, at least 200 people gathered outside an elementary school that Nicol Kimura attended when she was a child in the community of Placentia.

Gun-related homicides are up in California

Reversing almost a decade of decline, the rate of people killed with guns in California rose 15 percent last year.

US Marshals shoot attempted murder suspect in Duarte

 L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday afternoon.

Victim's family sues to freeze Las Vegas gunman's assets

The petition says it's a necessary step to allow lawsuits to be brought against the estate. It would prevent Paddock's girlfriend and brother from inheriting his assets.

Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied.

ICE to make immigration arrests in California neighborhoods

Tthe nation's top immigration official said Friday his agency will have "no choice" but to arrest immigrants who are in the country illegally in California's neighborhoods and worksites.

More than half of Vegas shooting victims had ties to Southern California

The Clark County Coroner's office late Thursday released the names of the 58 victims killed. Thirty-one lived, worked or had strong ties to Southern California.

Another dean out at USC med school

After Dr. Rohit Varma was dismissed, USC is looking to fill the top spot at its medical school for the second time in less than two years.

For many, the path to juvenile detention may start at home

A new study finds that for most youth coming out of L.A. County juvenile detention, the child protective system had received a warning about their mistreatment as kids.

Southern California victims of the Las Vegas shooting

The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.