Sheriff Alex Villanueva said investigators brought the case to Los Angeles County prosecutors, but because District Attorney George Gascón had previously pledged to stop seeking gang enhancements in prosecutions, detectives took the case to federal authorities.
January 14, 2022
A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday charging Mosby on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, relating to the 2020 purchases of two vacation homes in Florida.
January 14, 2022
Law enforcement officials have been critical of the new laws since they went into effect in July, saying officers can no longer respond to certain crimes, such as a mental health crisis or domestic violence dispute; if a crime that has not been committed yet; or cannot arrest a suspect unless the officer witnesses the crime.
January 12, 2022
Police would still have to write initial summaries from memory in cases where somebody died.
January 11, 2022
According to Facebook messages obtained by federal prosecutors, Carrillo met Robert Alvin Justus Jr., the driver of the vehicle from which he is alleged to have opened fire on Underwood, through Facebook groups for the Boogaloo movement.
January 7, 2022
In cases where prosecutors do seek to put a convict behind bars, the request can be for no more than 20 years for a determinate sentence, meaning one that can’t be reviewed or changed by a parole board. “The Office shall not seek a sentence of life without parole,” the memo states.
January 5, 2022
Officer Potter, a decorated policewoman with more than two decades of service, simply did not commit a crime. The prosecution conceded that she did not intend to shoot Wright and that she made a mistake by pulling out and firing a gun instead of a Taser.
December 27, 2021
Prosecutors encouraged jurors in their closing arguments Monday to handle former officer Kimberly Potter's deactivated Taser and duty pistol during deliberations.
December 23, 2021
Jurors found that both officers' actions were "objectively unreasonable ... such as that no reasonable officer could have believed that the shooting was lawful," according to court documents. The amount of damages was based on physical pain, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.
December 16, 2021
Cortez A. Rice was charged last week with tampering with a judicial officer, a felony, in connection with allegations that he went into the Loring Park condominium building where he thought Judge Regina Chu lived and made comments meant to intimidate her into allowing broadcast coverage of the trial.
December 7, 2021
The monitor said work had to be done for the department even to achieve the preliminary compliance CPD has reached in just over 50% of the provisions her team has so far reviewed.
November 30, 2021
The attorneys said the settlement’s details are confidential, but a person familiar with the deal said the government will pay the families $127.5 million overall.
November 23, 2021
In his ruling, Senior U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen said Kerl probably made errors on the day of the shooting. But under the law, he said, they were reasonable ones, making her immune to the claims in the lawsuit.
November 19, 2021
The tentative agreement amounts to roughly $15 million to be awarded to the family of Elijah McClain, KCNC-TV in Denver first reported Wednesday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations.
November 18, 2021
The judge left intact the requirement that Chicago Police Department officers report their vaccine status and the city’s current policy requiring multiple weekly tests for unvaccinated officers. But his order does stay the Dec. 31 deadline for all officers to be vaccinated.
November 1, 2021