| Mar 4, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa secured a second four-year term in Tuesday's election. But one of his closest allies, Councilman Jack Weiss, was headed for a May 19 runoff in the contest for city attorney.
With about half of the...
| Dec 8, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- City prosecutors filed the first-of-its-kind lawsuit Monday seeking monetary damages from individual leaders of the city's largest gang, including homes, businesses and other assets, with proceeds going directly to neighborhoods that...
| Feb 28, 2009
When four of the candidates running for Los Angeles city attorney recently debated on the home turf of their chief opponent, City Councilman Jack Weiss, there was no question about whom they were targeting -- or the level of animosity that simmers among...
| May 14, 2006
Mario Moreno should still have been behind bars the night he climbed into the passenger seat of a stolen car with two fellow gang members.
He was carrying a rifle, some cartridges and, in his jacket pocket, a bag of marijuana. "Let's go do this," the...
| Nov 9, 2006
Driven by prosecutors' concerns about fairness, top Los Angeles County law enforcement officials said Wednesday that they would introduce sweeping changes to the sheriff's early release policy.
The new rules would keep most inmates in jail longer, but...
| Feb 26, 2009
In the flashy television ad that has served as his calling card to voters, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich compressed his 30-year legal career into a narrow sliver: the time he spent prosecuting serious gang crimes.
| Aug 24, 2009
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 4:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Police Department chief-in-waiting Charlie Beck was once accused of covering up the alleged misuse of taxpayer money while he was president of the Los Angeles Police Relief Association nearly a decade ago, the Los Angeles...
| Jan 21, 2006
In a stinging rebuke, a federal judge Friday ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $1.1 million in attorney fees and costs to the family of slain rap artist Notorious B.I.G. as sanctions for intentionally withholding evidence.
U.S. District Judge...