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Five Suspects Have Been Arrested in Connection with the Killing of Rapper Pop Smoke

Authorities suspect it may have been a robbery gone bad, with thieves attracted by social media posts

Gunman Sought In LAPD Detective Shooting

A manhunt is underway in the Mid-City area
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Hollywood Ripper Accused of Killing Ashton Kutcher’s Girlfriend Goes to Trial

Charged with killing Ashley Ellerin and another local woman, Michael Gargiulo will go before a judge starting this week

The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis

He was a Hollywood actor who had it all—including a dark side that led to a grisly murder.

James Ellroy and Glynn Martin Revisit the LAPD’s Grim Archives in LAPD ‘53

The coauthors give readers a glimpse into the city's macabre past

20 Years After: The Activist

Carlos Vaquerano was changed forever by the Los Angeles Riots

City Leaders Weigh In: Crime in 1981

“If only these people thought that mooning or something…was a form of conduct as expressive as shooting someone.”
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Authorities Say an L.A. Deputy City Attorney Killed His Wife, Son, and Self in an Apparent Murder-Suicide

According to authorities, Eric Lertzman’s daughter was able to escape to a neighbor's house

Editor-in-Chief Mary Melton on Her Complicated Relationship with the LAPD

When do we ask too much of police officers, and when do we get too little?