Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

A new report calls for an overhaul of Los Angeles’ child protection system following the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez allegedly at the hands of his mother and her

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM PDT

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

A preliminary report released exclusively to NBC4 details the shortcomings cited across multiple agencies charged with protecting children from child abuse and neglect. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

A mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son are expected to return to court next month.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social workers with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services protested Thursday to demand better working conditions, saying they are juggling too many cases at once which could put children...

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

The maternal grandparents of an 8-year-old boy tortured and killed allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend have taken the first steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several Los Angeles...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:11 PM PDT

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Records obtained by NBC4 show 63 children died in Los Angeles County as a result of abuse and neglect since January 2012, including some with a lengthy history of allegations leading up to the death.

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CHP Officer Who Beat Woman Stripped of Duties

CHP Officer Who Beat Woman Stripped of Duties

The CHP officer seen in a widely distributed video punching a woman on the side of a Southern California freeway last month was relieved of duty and sent home with pay while prosecutors weigh possible...

Storms Bring Lightning, Showers to Riverside County

Storms Bring Lightning, Showers to Riverside County

Heavy rain, hail and power outages were reported Wednesday morning when summer storms slammed Inland Empire communities.

Dealership Auto Theft Case Widens

Dealership Auto Theft Case Widens

Police believe that a man arrested in connection with the thefts of three cars from a Toyota dealership in Torrance may be connected to other similar cases, Torrance police said.

Teens Charged in South Pasadena School Shooting Plot

Teens Charged in South Pasadena School Shooting Plot

Two South Pasadena boys have been charged with making criminal threats for threatening to kill another teen who knew of their alleged plot to shoot students and staff at their high school, prosecutors...

USC Move-In Day Worries Parents

USC Move-In Day Worries Parents

Thousands of new University of Southern California students moved into multiple residences on and off campus Wednesday as some parents were fearful after a grad student was fatally beaten in a botched...