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Highway Patrol officer charged with sharing child porn

Photo by Todd Lappin via Flickr Creative Commons
| Prosecutors say Tamayo shared child pornography with a social media app. They say he's also accused of having more than 600 illicit images on computers and cell phones.

Pomona police charged with beating teen, coverup

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Prosecutors say officers punched a 16-year-old in the face and hit him with a baton then lied and said he had tried to hit them first.

​Actress claims Weinstein Co. knew about Harvey's misconduct

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Dominique Huett claims Weinstein performed oral sex on her against her wishes. "It really is about the casting couch and the company knowing about it," her attorney says.

​California's chief justice wants to end cash bail

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She urged the state to instead rely on risk assessments to determine whether defendants should be released.

LA Sheriff still hasn't complied with a federal law on prison rape

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Five years later, the law to prevent sexual assaults in jails hasn't yet been fully implemented. Sheriff's officials say they're working as fast as they can.

Were Joshua Tree hikers' deaths a mercy killing?

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Did Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso get lost while hiking and choose a quick death over a slow, painful one?

Judge tosses $417 million talcum powder award

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An judge threw out a massive jury award to a woman who said she developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder.

Body cam study shows no effect on police use of force or citizen complaints

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That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Baca to remain free on bail as he pursues appeal

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved Lee Baca's motion for bail, writing he is not likely to flee or to pose a danger.