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The L.A. Public Library offers free internet at its 73 branches, but an NBC4 I-Team investigation finds many patrons use it to watch explicit porn, often with children nearby. Read More
The Los Angeles Police Chief is adding more officers to patrol Los Angeles public libraries, in response to an NBC4 undercover investigation that exposed illegal activity at local libraries. Those crimes often occurred while... Read More
Both the Los Angeles City Council and the LA County board of supervisors took action Tuesday to make public libraries safer, in direct response to an NBC4 I-Team undercover investigation last week. Read More
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For the first time, the NBC4 I-Team investigates why it is legal for patrons are allowed to watch hardcore porn in public libraries. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
The U.S. Department of Justice official who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election said he is satisfied with the special counsel’s work. When the News4 I-Team asked Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was satisfied with the work thus far of the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel, Rosenstein said yes. Rosenstein, a longtime former U.S. attorney in Maryland, told the I-Team he was limited in explaining why he was satisfied with the special counsel’s work. “When we conduct criminal investigations -- just as was true in Maryland - we don’t talk about the investigation while it’s ongoing," he said. "So what the American people will see is only if and when a case is charged. And there are several cases that have been charged to date.”
Facebook users are wondering why they're getting Facebook ads regarding things they talk about but don't type. Is Facebook listening in through people's cellphone microphone? The company says no. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.
The audio recordings are enough to make a homeowner cringe. For the first time, New Yorkers are hearing the secretly recorded conversations of oil truck drivers, as they plot to steal from unsuspecting customers. Video and audio recordings obtained by the I-Team from recent law enforcement investigations show heating oil truck drivers at times blowing air instead of oil into customers' tanks in a scheme called "shorting." Customers routinely got deliveries of 10 to 20 percent air, but paid for 100 percent of the oil heating delivery bill. The stolen oil remaining in the fuel trucks is then sold on the black market, according to a home heating oil delivery driver who asked not to be named but decided to speak out to the I-Team, saying too many customers were getting ripped off. “It’s happening, it happens to this day,” said the delivery driver. “It’s being done.”
More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.
Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people prohibited from possessing guns. Many are later used to injure and kill. A yearlong investigation by The Trace and more than a dozen NBC TV stations identified more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 — the vast majority connected with crimes. That tally, based on an analysis of police records from hundreds of jurisdictions, includes more than 1,500 carjackings and kidnappings, armed robberies at stores and banks, sexual assaults and murders, and other violent acts committed in cities from coast to coast.
Amid reports of sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill, Congress’ Office of Compliance (OOC) released a report that shows 264 settlements over violations of workplace rights in the past 20 years, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Since 1997, over $17 million has been paid out from an account of the Office in the Treasury of the United States for the payment of awards and settlements, according to the OOC.