A timeline of Rodney King's life, including his 1991 beating by Los Angeles police and its aftermath.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas on Wednesday rejected a request by imprisoned Charles Manson follower Charles D. "Tex" Watson not to turn over personal tape recordings to Los Angeles police.
A California judge sentenced a retired Los Angeles Police detective Friday to 27 years to life in prison for murdering her ex-boyfriend's wife in a jealous rage more than two decades ago.
Rodney King talks about his new book "The Riot Within" and reflects on what he learned after the 1991 beating.
On April 29, 1992, the intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues in south Los Angeles became a flashpoint for one of the worst riots in U.S. history.
Twenty-three years after the murder of Sherri Rasmussen, a Los Angeles police officer is questioned in her death.
The prosecutor sounded like the narrator of a hard-boiled police drama as he carefully laid out pieces of the puzzle that led detectives to arrest one of their own in a 23-year-old cold case.
Two dog walkers discover a severed human head Tuesday in the Hollywood Hills area, Los Angeles police said. KTLA reports.
Searchers found two hands and two feet Wednesday near the famous "Hollywood" sign, the same area where police said a severed head was discovered earlier.
Former "Saturday Night Live" writer Joe Bodolai has been found dead of an apparent suicide, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday.
Refusing to leave their camp at Los Angeles' City Hall, Occupy protesters were seeking a federal court injunction to block their removal.
A southern California woman turned herself in to authorities as the person who pepper sprayed video-game shoppers in a Walmart during Black Friday's shopping frenzy, Los Angeles police said Saturday.
A Los Angeles police officer accused of faking his own shooting in January was convicted Monday in the hoax, which sparked a "massive manhunt" at the time, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
No one was hurt when the singer's sportscar collided with a Honda Civic
The New York Rangers star was taken into custody in Hollywood, police tell PEOPLE
The video is dramatic: Police in riot gear pursuing crowds of fleeing youths down Hollywood Boulevard.
The primary suspect in the brutal beating of a of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodgers Stadium is a documented gang member on parole for a number of convictions, the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.
The man alleged to be the "primary aggressor" in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodgers Stadium was arrested Sunday and ordered held on $1 million bail, Los Angeles police said.
A man alleged to be involved in the beating of a San Francisco Giant's fan at Dodgers Stadium was arrested.
A 29-year-old Los Angeles woman was charged with murder Friday and her two accused male accomplices were charged with robbery in a shotgun crime spree that allegedly resulted in the execution-style slaying of an MTV producer, authorities said.
NFL star Hines Ward was ordered out of a car at gunpoint and handcuffed early Thursday by Los Angeles police who mistakenly thought the car in which he was a passenger was stolen.
A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning after a gunman opened fire on the chopper, authorities said.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold a fundraiser Monday for a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten last month.
The 1997 murder of Christopher Wallace, the rapper also known as The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls, remains an unsolved crime despite Los Angeles police and FBI investigations that lasted for years.
LAPD visit his Beverly Hills mansion to investigate a violation of his restraining order
The Los Angeles district attorney will decide if Lindsay Lohan will be charged with stealing a necklace from a jewelry store last week, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor said.
Los Angeles police identify two suspects shown on tapes sexually assaulting disabled women. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
Police arrested a suspect believed to be one of four men shown in a video apparently sexually assaulting disabled women in a care home and other places, authorities said in a statement.
Los Angeles officials seek the public's help in identifying men shown on video sexually abusing disabled women.
A task force made up of local and federal law enforcement agencies is actively pursuing leads into the 1997 slaying of hip hop artist Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls or Notorious B.I.G., according to two sources familiar with the investigation.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace.
A suspect in the shooting of a woman in the heart of Hollywood's tourist district surrendered to police after a brief standoff, Los Angeles police told CNN.
Los Angeles police are looking for the public's help to identify the "Grim Sleeper's" murder victims.
Visitors to the Los Angeles Police Department website have identified five women depicted in photographs found in a suspected serial killer's home this summer, but police need to independently confirm those claims, spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said Friday.
Los Angeles Police want to question a "person of interest" in the theft of nearly all of legendary tennis champion Pete Sampras' trophy collection from a public storage facility.
Los Angeles, California, police chief Charlie Beck was booed during a community meeting as protests over an officer-involved fatal shooting continued for the third night on Wednesday.
Detectives are investigating the discovery of two "mummified" babies found wrapped in 1930s newspaper in the basement of a Los Angeles apartment building.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez has an exclusive look inside the lab where new technology helped catch a suspected serial killer.
Los Angeles police are saying they've arrested a serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper using familial DNA, or the comparison of one's unique genetic code with a relative's unique code.
Authorities in California said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect in the Grim Sleeper serial killer case and will charge him with 10 counts of murder.
Hollywood's superhero community buzzed after Batman's arrest Wednesday, just days after Spiderman, Cat Woman and at least a dozen others were taken into custody by Los Angeles police.
Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of pointing a gun at a man, authorities in California said.
KCAL's Dave Lopez talks with people who knew Daryl Gates as more than just a controversial police chief.
Daryl Gates, former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, has died at age 83 after a battle with bladder cancer, Los Angeles police said.
Four people were killed and two injured in a Saturday shooting at a Mediterranean restaurant in North Hollywood, California, authorities said.
After scathing criticism from the son of slain Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, police in Los Angeles, California, have apologized for including the clothes the senator was wearing when killed in an exhibit of high-profile homicide cases.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was sworn in for a five-year term in November, succeeding native New Yorker William Bratton, who retired to take a job in the private sector.
A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt shot two men at a North Hollywood synagogue on Thursday morning, wounding them in their legs, police said.
Police say two people have been shot at a California synagogue.
Los Angeles police say that "millions" were stolen from 10 victims in a crime spree
The heiress, allegedly targeted by a group of teenage thieves, gets most of her valuables back
At least four women are arrested by LAPD detectives in a crackdown, says a source
The DVD was given to police by a source claiming it showed illegal activity
Even the police have the Eric Dane nude tape on replay.
The coroner wraps its examination of the singer's death, but the LAPD's investigation still continues
The actress is "okay and resting" after police helped her leave her home due to a medical issue
CNN's Kiran Chetry spoke with the LAPD chief to get the logistics of crowd control at the Jackson memorial.
Stephanie Lazarus pleads not guilty of the 1986 killing, for which she could face the death penalty
While authorities do not yet know what killed Michael Jackson, the possibility that anesthetics -- particularly the drug Diprivan -- might be involved continues to swell with each new revelation.
A Georgia man suspected of shooting to death a 21-year-old up-and-coming rapper at a ritzy Los Angeles shopping center Monday afternoon is being held on $1 million bail, Los Angeles Police said.
Responding to a burglar alarm, cops enter and ask, "Is it normally like this?"
Mark Geragos argues Rihanna's leaked photo may be grounds for a case dismissal
A man who Los Angeles police believe raped and murdered dozens of women decades ago was arrested by cold case investigators this month after a computer matched his DNA to evidence from two killings in the 1970s.
A man who police believe raped and killed people for decades is arrested. Gary Tuchman reports.
Police still have in evidence rings and earrings on loan to her the night of her alleged beating
"Sloppy work on their part," Ronald Fenty tells PEOPLE
L.A. police launch an internal investigation into the "unauthorized release of a domestic violence photograph"
Prosecutors have asked cops to further investigate the alleged attack on Rihanna
His alleged victim is still unidentified but both his and Rihanna's Grammy appearances were canceled
The unlikely alchemy of a hard-rock legend and a bluegrass superstar created Grammy gold Sunday night, as Robert Plant and Alison Krauss picked up five awards -- including album and record of the year -- for their work, "Raising Sand."
Twelve years after the murder that inspired the film Notorious, the rapper's mother still hopes for justice
For three years, the thieves crept into some of the poshest homes in the most exclusive enclaves in the nation.
The head of the Los Angeles Police Commission asked on Friday for a review of policies and procedures at the city Police Department's fingerprint analysis unit
The National Transportation Safety Board said a Metrolink train that slammed head-on into a freight train Friday did not apply its brakes, according to preliminary data from the investigation.
The house where a gunman barricaded himself after allegedly killing three relatives and shooting at cops, is in flames.
A gunman locked in a standoff with Los Angeles police for nearly 12 hours was shot and killed Thursday by officers inside a home, police said.
Los Angeles police say one officer was killed and one injured in a standoff involving a barricaded man.
LAPD officers slapped Britney Spears with a temporary restraining order last Thursday night after her custody standoff, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Los Angeles police are investigating a break-in that took place Saturday at the Hollywood Hills home of Charlize Theron.
Britney Spears ran over the foot of a female sheriff's deputy during the pandemonium over the singer's court appearance last Friday – but there is no criminal investigation pending, an LAPD official tells PEOPLE.
Britney Spears was booked Monday night for her two driving-related misdemeanor charges.
The L.A. police chief has built a solid record of reform. But another episode of police violence has thrown a new term into doubt
A top Los Angeles police official has been demoted and his deputy reassigned after officers under their command attacked demonstrators at an immigration rally, the city's mayor and police chief said Monday.
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A man whose violent arrest by Los Angeles Police officers was videotaped and posted on YouTube was scheduled to be released from jail Wednesday.
The FBI announced it is investigating Los Angeles police after viewing a videotape that shows officers repeatedly beating a suspect in the face while he cries out that he cannot breathe.
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Boing Boing reports this morning that Chief William Bratton and the LAPD have gone Web 2.0, setting up a blog and a Flickr stream with the help of Sean Bonner at metroblogging. Bonner hopes "other law enforcement departments across the state, and country, will soon be following their lead." According to TechNewsWorld, the blog is part of the redesigned www.lapdonline.org site which has seen its traffic more than double recently to 30 million "hits" a month, and which also includes "crime maps and an e-policing feature." While still nascent, this sort of thing puts a whole new, real-world spin on social computing. "What the blog does is allow people to take a look inside the LAPD," said Lt. Ruben De La Torre to TechNewsWorld. Beyond the financial implications for tools providers like Yahoo! (parent of Flickr), it should be interesting to see how the LAPD manages such transparency, not to mention the brave new world of user-contributed content.
A toddler girl suffered two gunshot wounds from Los Angeles police -- one of them blowing out most of her brain -- during officers' standoff with her father last month, an autopsy report concluded.
Police shot and critically wounded a carjacking suspect who ran into a crowded casino early Friday and took two patrons hostage.
Busy Los Angeles International Airport is getting back to normal after "two unrelated security breaches" forced the airport to close for several hours, Mayor James Hahn said Saturday afternoon.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer pursuing the driver of a stolen car Wednesday was seen on videotape appearing to beat the suspect after he apparently had surrendered.
Police said Wednesday they found no evidence to support child abuse allegations from the 1980s against singer Michael Jackson.
Authorities looking into new allegations of child abuse against pop icon Michael Jackson may have some doubts about the accusations, a source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.
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