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