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OC DA won’t charge police for deadly shooting

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – No charges will be filed against two Santa Ana police officers who killed a man and injured another in a shooting that followed a March car chase. A prosecutor from […]

12/21/2013

Maxine Doogan of the Erotic Service Providers Union, from left, Rachel West of the US PROStitutes Collective and Kimberly Horiuchi, spokesperson for the ACLU on victim compensation talk before a meeting with others who claim that the California Victims Compensation Board discriminates against sex workers by denying them benefits after having been raped. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they’re raped or beaten. Under the current system, […]

12/12/2013

This undated photo provided by Ron Thomas shows his son, Kelly Thomas, while he was homeless. (AP Photo/Courtesy Ron Thomas)

Trial opens for officers in death of homeless man

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California police officers escalated a routine encounter with a homeless man into a beating that left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood and caused his death days […]

12/02/2013

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Man faces felony charge over trimming shrubs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trimming overgrown shrubs may have won Juvencio Adame praise from neighbors, but it also brought the San Diego man a felony charge from prosecutors. U-T San Diego reports Saturday that 46-year-old […]

11/30/2013

Prospective jurors questioned in Kelly Thomas case

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Questioning of prospective jurors got under way today for the trial of two former Fullerton law enforcement officers charged in the beating death of a transient. The pool of about 115 […]

11/18/2013

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DUI mistakes at Orange County Crime Lab

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Incorrect blood-alcohol readings from the Orange County Crime Lab could help clear about 20 people arrested for drunken driving. About 200 cases were affected by the mistake. “The error’s been fixed […]

11/08/2013

In this Oct. 22, 2010 photo, Jeff Hall, who was killed by his son, holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker, File)

Calif. judge decides to send boy to state lockup

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ruled Thursday that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father will spend at least the next seven years in a state juvenile facility. […]

10/31/2013

New charges filed against LA County assessor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have filed six new charges in the bribery case involving the Los Angeles County assessor and two others. The district attorney’s office filed three counts each of embezzlement and grand […]

10/28/2013

In this Oct. 22, 2010 photo, Jeff Hall, who was killed by his son, holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker, File)

Riverside prosecutors want boy in state facility

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his neo-Nazi father two years ago should be incarcerated in a state juvenile justice facility for his own safety, prosecutors said Friday. Killing his […]

10/25/2013

In this May 24, 2000 photo, Patsy Ramsey and her husband, John, parents of JonBenet Ramsey, look on during a nws conference in Atlanta regarding their lie-detector examinations for the murder of their daughter. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

Jury sought child abuse charges against Ramseys

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury that reviewed evidence in the death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey believed her parents were involved in the crime but didn’t say who killed the beauty queen, according to […]

10/25/2013

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