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Friends and family react after a list of hospitalized victims is released June 12 outside a hotel near the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

While the bodies of Omar Mateen's victims were removed from Pulse nightclub overnight, investigators worked Monday to determine what motivated the Florida killer responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history -- a man the FBI knew was sympathetic to...

This April 28, 2015 staff file photo shows Roberto Maldonado in court in San Fernando. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/File)

The driver of a dump truck that collided with an LAPD cruiser in Beverly Hills, killing a veteran training officer, waived his right Wednesday to a hearing to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial on a felony count of gross...

Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, called for the department's disciplinary board to be composed entirely of civilians. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Tensions between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the union representing LAPD officers boiled over into a federal lawsuit Thursday, with the Los Angeles Police Protective League claiming the chief has a "corrupting influence" on the disciplinary...

President Obama Monday awarded the Medals of Valor to four Southern California police officers, who risked their lives to save others.

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LAPD patch. Photo by MyNewsLA.com

Los Angeles police officers who died in the line of duty were recognized Thursday in the memorial service held annually at police headquarters.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said he thinks daily of the officers killed during his time with the department, and...

City Controller Ron Galperin flanked by Councilman Mitch Englander and others speaks about the need to get cops out of civilian assignments back to patrol. (Richard Winton)

Los Angeles police could better combat crime in the city by freeing more than 400 able-bodied officers from desk jobs and hiring more civilians to perform clerical duties, according to an audit released Tuesday.

The report by City Controller Ron Galperin...

A police officer patrols Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, September 22, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles. Through March, homicides rose 24 percent compared to the same period last year. Overall, violent crime - which includes homicides, robbery, aggravated assaults and rape - is up 13.4 percent,...

The Los Angeles Police Department deployed units to "critical infrastructures" sties throughout the city Tuesday in response to the terror attacks at the international airport and a subway station in Brussels.

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Police investigate the shooting of a security guard at a jewelry store in downtown L.A.'s Chinatown earlier this year. Paramedics treated the man for an arm wound, according to reports from the scene. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Killings in Los Angeles have surged by 27.5% so far in 2016 compared to the same period last year as the city continued to see a rise in violent crime, LAPD officials said Tuesday.

The jump in homicides along with double-digit increases in aggravated...

LAPD patch. Photo by MyNewsLA.com

LAPD patch. Photo by MyNewsLA....

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The union representing the rank-and-file in the Los Angeles Police Department unleashed a barely concealed attack on police Chief Charlie Beck today, linking his policies to a surge in crime.

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Major crime in the Harbor Area rose nearly 20 percent in 2015, a statistic about double the average across the Los Angeles Police Department's jurisdiction, according to statistics released this week.

LAPD crime reports through Dec. 26 show the numbers...

A new year is just days away, and with it comes several new traffic-related laws designed to directly impact motorists and bicyclists....

LAPD Detective Thomas C. Williams

LAPD Detective Thomas C. Williams

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What began as a welfare check at a Venice apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said on Monday he will never forget.

Concerned neighbors called police Friday asking that a welfare check be done after they had not seen...

After a threat hoax closed down all Los Angeles Unified School District schools, disrupting families across Los Angeles, school officials said they planned to reopen campuses on Wednesday

All schools in the LAUSD, the nation's second largest, were closed...

In the week following the San Bernardino mass shooting and subsequent scares in Southern California regarding suspicious packages, the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad weighed in on what to look for and what to do if a suspicious package is spotted....

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