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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 NBC4 I-Team has uncovered hundreds of disturbing incidents reported at Los Angeles city libraries, many that put the safety of employees and the public at risk. 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
Click here for the 2017 LA branch library system security report summary. Read More
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.
You can save a chunk of money buying a used car used instead of brand-new one. But the NBC4 I-Team learned you could also be buying one that has serious safety issues: ones the dealer knows about, but just isn't fixing. Used cars sometimes have recalls, and dealers failed to warn Anthony Santos — before his car caught fire in his driveway due to a faulty cruise control switch.
Whether it’s a news story you hear on almost a daily basis, or an alarming letter you receive in the mail from your bank, one thing is clear: Cyber criminals are trying to steal our personal information. Those Social Security numbers, credit card data and account passwords often end up on a place called the Dark Web. It’s something you’ve probably heard about, perhaps during a TV commercial, but might not know much about. So what exactly is this mysterious online world and how do you get there?
A Washington, D.C., halfway house, intended to help imprisoned men transition back to freedom, is under scrutiny for an outsized number of inmates who illegally leave the facility each year. An investigation by the News4 I-Team revealed nearly one in 10 of what federal authorities call escapes or untimely returns by halfway house inmates occurs from Hope Village, the District’s only such facility for men.
There's a stretch of sidewalk tucked under the 405 Freeway in the shadow of the West Los Angeles skyline that about 40 people call home. At least once per week, police order them out of the area and block of the area so city sanitation workers can get to work. It's the start of a seemingly endless cycle that consumes taxpayer dollars. So, is there a better way?
New York City’s hottest nightclubs have clear policies at the door. No one under the age of 21 is allowed in. But an I-Team hidden camera investigation found club promoters -- working as independent contractors -- offering to sneak underage women past bouncers and right into seats at expensive reserved tables. Over the course of a month, I-Team interns sent direct messages on Instagram, asking whether club promoters could get young women in even without proper ID. "We don’t have fakes ... could we still get in??" wrote one intern who is a local college student. A promoter working to fill seats at the Chelsea nightclub Avenue wrote back, "Yeah ... I will walk u in. Just come w make up and heels."
About 200 undercover youth decoys are helping state public health officials catch tobacco retailers who sell any type of tobacco products to minors.