Crime & Punishment

An unscripted look at actual cases brought to trial by the San Diego District Attorney's office. Although it is edited to have the look and feel of a prime-time drama series, it gives viewers a real behind-the-scenes view into the criminal justice system.
  • Teen arrested for adding 'threatening' caption to friend's Snapchat video
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Teen arrested for adding 'threatening' caption to friend's Snapchat video

    The teen added a "threatening" caption to his friend's Snapchat gun video, leading to his arrest.

  • The Advocate

    New Investigation Discovery series looks at Scott Rogers case tonight

    The 2014 death of Baton Rouge TV personality Scott Rogers is examined in "The Lies That Bind," a new series airing at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery. The episode, titled "Cult of Personality," is based on the book "Familiar Evil" by Louisiana author Rannah Gray.  Recently released investigative files offer fresh insights into the shocking murder-suicide of Baton Rouge television personality Scott Rogers… "In 2014, gunshots are reported in the Rogers home. Medical technicians and detectives work to save Matthew Hodgkinson (Rogers' son-in-law and alleged lover) and try to understand the events that led to what looked like an attempted murder-suicide. Maria Edwards (a friend inside the


    Wis. DOJ hires prosecutor in investigation into Richland Center police chief

    RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice has hired a special prosecutor to continue the investigation into Richland Center Police Chief Lucas Clements, Mayor Mike Kaufman tells NBC15. Kaufman says he does not know the nature of the investigation. In 2013, Clements, then a lieutenant with Richland Center police, was under investigation after receiving four traffic citations. That investigation was started after Clemmons allegedly drove into a guard rail, and allegedly had been drinking before the accident.

  • ABC News

    Arkansas man pleads guilty to mailing powder to senator

    An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he mailed white powder to Sen. Tom Cotton's Washington office along with a letter that stated, "Maybe this will get your attention." Henry Goodloe pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a count of conveying false information about possessing a biological weapon for the August 2018 letter he mailed to the Republican senator. Prosecutors say a Senate mail facility intercepted the letter and a hazardous response team determined the powder was unbleached flour and starch. The letter's return address was Goodloe's home address in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock. A sentencing hearing hasn't been set yet

  • Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them
    The Sacramento Bee

    Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them

    Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them Mexico's government appears to be split about whether it should talk to armed vigilante groups, or treat them as criminals. President Andres Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he disagreed with his assistant interior secretary's decision to attend a ceremony with vigilantes, who often call themselves "self-defense" groups. "We cannot have illegal groups performing law enforcement duties. That cannot be allowed," Lopez Obrador said. Though they formed starting in 2013 to fight drug cartels, the vigilante groups have often been found to be infiltrated by criminal gangs themselves. The debate came to a head Wednesday when Ricardo Peralta,

  • The Daily Beast

    Utah Chiropractor Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Patients

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  • Ex-employee of Orchard Park aerospace company indicted on wire fraud charges
    The Buffalo News

    Ex-employee of Orchard Park aerospace company indicted on wire fraud charges

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man on multiple wire fraud counts for allegedly defrauding an Orchard Park aerospace company, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. If convicted, Amir Jahed, 39, of Montgomery Village, Md., faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. From 2010 to July 19, 2018, Jahed was an employee of Cobham Mission Systems, which develops, delivers and supports aerospace and defense technology and systems, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Maura K. O'Donnell, who is handling the case. Cobham also had an office in Westminster, Md. The indictment alleges he used company credit cards for approximately 600 unauthorized transactions. He used the credit cards

  • WCAX-TV Vermont

    Skateboard shop owners accused of selling pot out of store

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The owners of a Burlington skateboard shop aren't "Ridin' High" tonight. They've been busted for allegedly selling marijuana from their store. John Van Hazinga and Samantha Steady were arrested Thursday and arraigned in federal court. Authorities say undercover officers made purchases from Ridin' High Skateboard shop. The shop is less than a quarter-mile from the Burlington Police Department headquarters. Investigators say they seized more than 50 plants, several pounds of pot, suspected edibles and about $67,000 in cash. Van Hazinga is being held in jail until a court date next week. Steady was released on conditions. They face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.


    JDF officer charged with sexually assaulting teen, released on bond

    The Jamaica Defence Force warrant officer who was charged last week with sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl at his house in Portmore, St. Catherine, has been released on bond. Winston Lewis, 54, was offered bail in the sum of $600,000 when he appeared before the Gun Court on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, attempted rape and grievous sexual assault.

  • Bellaire attorney ordered to jail in alleged conspiracy case
    Houston Chronicle

    Bellaire attorney ordered to jail in alleged conspiracy case

    Caption Close A 62-year-old Bellaire attorney who once faced charges of repeatedly attempting to put a hit on his wife on Thursday was ordered into federal lockup to await trial on an alleged conspiracy scheme to illegally bring in clients, evade tax law and tamper with witnesses as well as hiding evidence to cover his tracks. After hearing more than three hours of testimony from the lead IRS investigator, U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Bray said there were no conditions under which he could safely release Jeffrey Stern, who was arrested Saturday without incident at a Houston airport after returning from abroad with his family. Bray said he had no confidence that Stern wouldn't continue to hide

  • The Daily Star

    Service seekers should leave police stations with smiles: IGP

    Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary yesterday directed police officials to be alert so that no innocent person falls victim to harassment. “Police members have to be sincere so that service seekers leave police stations with smiles,” the IGP said at a programme at Police headquarters. Twenty newly-promoted additional Deputy Inspector Generals of police were adorned with rank badges at the programme. Police stations should be centres of providing service, the IGP said. The police chief also urged his force members to remain vigilant about activities of militant outfits.

  • Police charge couple a year after finding 5-month-old with 'horrific injuries'

    Police charge couple a year after finding 5-month-old with 'horrific injuries'

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A New Castle couple has been charged after police say they found their 5-month-old child with "horrific injuries." Thomas Perod and Ashley Leonard were charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, more than a year after the investigation began. New Castle police Chief Robert Salem said the child was taken to the hospital in January 2018 with chest congestion. Doctors reported finding broken ribs and a skull fracture and transferred the baby to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, where doctors found even more injuries. According to court documents, Leonard told the hospital staff that the baby was accidentally dropped in the bathtub and had also fallen

  • Gang forced 40 children in one school to sell drugs

    Gang forced 40 children in one school to sell drugs

    A county lines drug-dealing gang that groomed 40 children from one school has been targeted in an early morning police raid. Pupils as young as 14 were allegedly supplied with cocaine, cannabis, scales and small plastic bags so that they could sell the drugs at Kingsdown School in Swindon. Wiltshire police, who arrested the suspected ringleader, believe the dealers had a network of about 40 children pushing drugs at the school which has just over 1,200 pupils. That would be equivalent to one dealer in every class. Under-age girls at the school are believed to have been offered cocaine in exchange for sex. The 7am raid on Wednesday was on the eve of GCSE results and is the latest in a series of

  • Interim Director Announced for RMV Board in Records Scandal
    NBC10 Boston

    Interim Director Announced for RMV Board in Records Scandal

    A key vacancy has been filled, on an interim basis, at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles after an official was fired in the wake of the deadly motorcycle crash that killed seven people in June. The state's Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Paolo Franzese will move within the department to be interim director of the Merit Rating Board. The board keeps traffic law violations, certain insurance claim records and out-of-state driving records. The prior director, Thomas Bowes, was let go Tuesday, after the board's record-keeping was called into question by a deadly June 21 crash in Randolph, New Hampshire that left seven members of a New England motorcycle club dead. 

  • NBC Dallas Fort Worth

    Neighbor, Family React to Arrest in Lower Greenville Murder

    Dallas police say surveillance video and fingerprints led detectives to the man they say murdered a young woman on her way to celebrate her 22nd birthday in Lower Greenville. Sara Hudson's body was later found in a burning vehicle Monday evening. Before being escorted into the Dallas County Jail overnight, Glen Richter was at home in Mesquite. His next door neighbor was too and recalls hearing a commotion outside. Police released footage of a mother who said she accidentally left her 5-month-old in a car for half an hour in a Goodyear, Arizona, parking lot when she, her sister and other daughter went into the store. Officers are heard on camera saying it was about 99 degrees outside.  "I went