Gang-related crime

This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Michael Christopher Mejia, 26. Authorities have identified Mejia as the suspect they say fatally shot Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyerand injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Authorities say Mejia is a known gang member who was recently released from jail. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 4:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died, officials said Tuesday. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, was arrested Monday after Whittier police...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Michael Christopher Mejia, 26. Authorities have identified Mejia as the suspect they say fatally shot Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyerand injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Authorities say Mejia is a known gang member who was recently released from jail. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 1:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died. Michael Christopher Mejia was identified Tuesday as the suspect responsible for the...
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This undated photo provided by the Whittier Police Department shows Whittier police officer Keith Boyer. On Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, Boyer was answering a report of a traffic accident when he was shot and killed, authorities said. (Whittier Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2017 - 9:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two suburban Los Angeles police officers thought they were helping a driver after a car crash. Then, authorities say, he pulled a gun. Whittier Officers Keith Lane Boyer and Patrick Hazell didn't know that the motorist allegedly had killed his cousin hours earlier in neighboring...
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This undated photo provided by the Whittier Police Department shows Whittier police officer Keith Boyer. On Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, Boyer was answering a report of a traffic accident when he was shot and killed, authorities said. (Whittier Police Department via AP)
February 20, 2017 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazel was...
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This undated photo provided by the law firm Public Counsel shows Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who was was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation by President Barack Obama's administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Medina on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his father's home, even though he has a work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Daniel Ramirez Medina/Public Counsel via AP)
February 17, 2017 - 2:14 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers are asking a federal court in Seattle to order the immediate release of a man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally. But the U.S. Justice Department says the court has no authority over the...
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This undated photo provided by the law firm Public Counsel shows Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who was was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation by President Barack Obama's administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Medina on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his father's home, even though he has a work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Daniel Ramirez Medina/Public Counsel via AP)
February 16, 2017 - 4:16 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday. Ramirez "stated 'no, not no...
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In this frame from a selfie video posted on Facebook Live, a woman rides in a car with Lazarec Collins, right, in Chicago, just moments before a gunman approached the car and began shooting. Police are examining the dramatic video that captured the fatal shooting that killed a toddler, Levontay White, and Collins, who authorities said was the intended target. (Facebook Live via AP)
February 15, 2017 - 11:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities say was the intended target. The video , streamed live on Facebook, was taken from inside a car driven by a young woman who was wounded in the shooting. The man and 2-year-old...
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This undated photo provided by the law firm Public Counsel shows Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who was was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation by President Barack Obama's administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Medina on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his father's home, even though he has a work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Daniel Ramirez Medina/Public Counsel via AP)
February 15, 2017 - 6:35 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week morning when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father, who authorities described as a previously deported felon. Despite Ramirez's participation in a federal program to...
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In this frame from a selfie video posted on Facebook Live, a woman rides in a car with Lazarec Collins, right, in Chicago, just moments before a gunman approached the car and began shooting. Police are examining the dramatic video that captured the fatal shooting that killed a toddler, Levontay White, and Collins, who authorities said was the intended target. (Facebook Live via AP)
February 15, 2017 - 4:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities say was the intended target. The video , streamed live on Facebook, was taken from inside a car driven by a young woman who was wounded in the shooting. The man and 2-year-old...
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This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Joseph Monge. Monge is one of three suspects arrested in a deadly fire that struck an apartment building in the Westlake district of Los Angeles in 1993, taking the lives of 12 people including the deaths of late-term fetuses. Police Chief Charlie Beck says two men were arrested Feb. 3, 2017, and a woman was already in custody in connection with the fire. One suspect was still being sought. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
February 07, 2017 - 7:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after the blaze killed seven children, three women and two late-term fetuses, prosecutors said. Ramiro Valerio,...
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