Annie Gilbertson

Investigative Reporter

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Annie Gilbertson is an investigative reporter and host of KPCC’s podcast “Repeat.” She covers the justice system and has committed more than two years to in-depth reporting on police shootings.

Annie co-created “Repeat,” which traces a string of deputy shootings in South Los Angeles and asks how officers with multiple shootings are held accountable. The podcast reached more than 1 million downloads and sparked an inspector general investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the largest sheriff’s department in the nation. After her reporting on officer shootings for KPCC’s investigative series Officer Involved, the department tightened its use of force policy.

Annie joined KPCC in 2013 as an education reporter covering Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district. Annie was a national finalist for a 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors award for her year-long investigation into L.A. Unified’s problem-plagued effort to equip every student with an iPad. Her reports contributed to the cancellation of the contract, the resignation of the superintendent and the launch of an FBI investigation.

Annie is a Southern California native; she grew up in Huntington Beach.

Stories by Annie Gilbertson

Feds: Former LA County Sheriff Baca 'abused his power'

Prosecutors say Baca tried to block an FBI investigation into abusive deputies at the L.A. County jails. But the defense says their case falls short — again.

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca can't use Alzheimer's as defense

Baca will be retried on lying, corruption and obstruction of justice charges. Federal prosecutors successfully blocked him from using his early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis in his defense at the upcoming corruption trial.

Judge limits character witness testimony in upcoming Baca trial

The former L.A. sheriff is accused of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and lying in connection with a scheme to thwart an FBI investigation into the inmate abuse in the jails. A new trial is expected to begin this month, but Baca's attorneys won't be allowed to call character witnesses on his behalf.

Federal prosecutors will retry former LA sheriff Lee Baca

Baca was first tried on obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges last month, but the case ended in a mistrial because jurors could not come to a consensus. Eleven of the 12 wanted to acquit him on the charges. The new trial will begin Feb. 21.

El Monte man's family says police shooting 'unjustified'

The parents of a man killed by El Monte police have filed a civil rights claim. The man was in a vehicle pursuit with officers who shot him in his car.

Jury deadlocks on obstruction of justice case against former Sheriff Baca

Panel told lawyers they split 11-1 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors must decide whether to retry Baca to attempt to prove a jail abuse cover-up went all the way to the top.

Fate of former LA County Sheriff Baca now in jury's hands

In closing arguments, a prosecutor told the jury they must “police the police" and find Baca guilty. The defense says prosecutors are distorting the truth.

Baca trial: Convicted former deputy takes the stand again

Prosecutors have tapped former sheriff's deputies to build a case against their former boss Lee Baca. He is on trial for conspiracy and obstructing justice.

Baca called 'heartbeat' of conspiracy in opening statements

The former LA sheriff is accused of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. In opening statements, federal prosecutors called him "the heartbeat of the conspiracy."

Corruption case against Baca split into 2 trials

Prosecutors asked to split up the case to shield jurors from testimony about the former LA sheriff's Alzheimer's. The first trial is scheduled to start this week.

Judge defers ruling on LA Sheriff Baca Alzheimer’s defense

The federal judge said he will issue a written ruling on whether to allow the testimony of an Alzheimer’s expert in the upcoming trial of the former L.A. sheriff.

Why more Uber drivers are being arrested in LAPD stings

For years the LAPD has tried to catch fake cab drivers in stings funded by the taxi cab industry. But these days, more Uber and Lyft drivers are getting caught.

Arrests after Trump protesters block 101 Freeway in LA

An estimated 3,000 people turned out at City Hall downtown before the demonstration moved down the road and eventually onto the freeway. Police say 28 people were arrested.

Thosands of anti-Trump protesters march in LA

Demonstrations erupted around the country, some coalescing around Trump-owned properties and blocking traffic. Protests have largely have been peaceful.

California turns to private firm to run new mental hospital

Facing a statewide bed shortage, a consortium of counties Is hiring a private corrections company to set up and run a new state psychiatric facility.