The following is an unofficial list of episodes of Law & Order: LA that have been ripped from the headlines.


Ep# Episode Title Real Life Incident(s)/Case(s)
1 Hollywood The Bling Ring Burglars.
2 Echo Park The Manson family case.
4 Sylmar The Colleen LaRose (a.k.a. "Jihad Jane") case.
7 Ballona Creek
8 Playa Vista
10 Silver Lake
11 East Pasadena The City of Bell scandal.
12 Benedict Canyon The Ronni Chasen case.
13 Reseda Based on California's three-strikes law.
15 Hayden Tract
16 Big Rock Mesa
17 Angel's Knoll The main antagonist is based on Bernard Madoff.
18 Plummer Park Inspired by the so-called "Illegals Program", particularly the agents Mikhail Kutsik and Nataliya Pereverzeva.
19 Carthay Circle Inspired by California Proposition 8, which eliminated state legality of same-sex marriage.
20 El Sereno The Hartford Distributors shooting.

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