"Over the objection of Mr. (Geoff) Lewin and I and despite our attempts to prevent this from happening, we've been ordered to remove the death penalty as punishment consideration in this case," Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron said during a hearing on the case today at the Norwalk courthouse.
February 19, 2021
LAPD said in a tweet the woman's car was jumped on and vandalized by "gang members." They reportedly jumped on the vehicle, bashed in the doors, and cut racial slurs into the paint. The car was a total loss.
November 23, 2020
A man convicted of murdering an off-duty Arkansas officer has been sentenced to two life terms plus 835 years in prison.
September 10, 2020
"Members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer."
September 1, 2020
Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 104 people shot—14 of them fatally—with at least five minors being struck by gunfire.
June 22, 2020
According to an agency press release, the man—identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales—is in the U.S. illegally and an active member of the 18th Street Gang, a transnational criminal organization.
April 9, 2020
The Mexican government on Sunday invited the FBI to send investigators to help in the investigation of the murder of nine U.S. citizens—six children, including 8-month-old twins, and three women—living in a Mormon community about 100 miles south of the border in the state of Sonora.
November 11, 2019
Police searching for a subject who reportedly shot a man in a gang-related incident on Friday came under fire from the suspect and returned fire, fatally striking him.
September 2, 2019
Talamantes and Facundo face charges including murder with special circumstances and other counts. That would make them eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Smith faces charges including shooting into an inhabited vehicle and accessory to murder.
August 7, 2019
Three men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer Saturday morning at a taco stand.
August 2, 2019
“Why did we go to trial?” Guzmán asked rhetorically. “Why didn’t you sentence me on day one?” Sentencing judge Brian Cogan provided the answer in handing down the maximum sentence, citing the “mountain” of evidence presented against Guzman.
July 17, 2019
Four people were killed in the Angeles National Forest by members of the Fulton clique wielding machetes, baseball bats and knives, the indictment alleges. Along with a slaying in the Malibu hills and another in Whitsett Fields Park in North Hollywood — the clique’s “stronghold,” prosecutors said — the six killings were committed by gang members hoping to gain entry into or advance within the clique’s ranks, according to the indictment.
July 16, 2019
The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
July 11, 2019
“The way the program works is a community organization and community leaders identified these individuals, sign them up for mentorship programs for job programs, monitor them make sure they stay out of trouble,” says Miguel Arias, Fresno City Council member for District 3.
June 21, 2019
Five gang members were convicted of first-degree murder Friday for killing a 15-year-old aspiring New York Police Department officer on the night of June 20, 2018.
June 17, 2019