Erika Aguilar Crime and Safety Reporter
Erika Aguilar covers crime, courts and public safety in the Los Angeles area for KPCC.
Erika joined KPCC in 2012 after four years reporting on environmental issues for public radio station KUT in Austin, Texas, where she earned recognition for her work covering the 2009 shootings at the Fort Hood Army post in Killeen, the 2011 Texas wildfires and the state’s ongoing drought. Some of her reporting has been featured on NPR and American Public Media’s "Marketplace."
Before joining KUT, Aguilar worked in TV news as an assignment editor and assistant producer for the CBS affiliate in Austin. She’s a journalism and history graduate of Texas State University.
Any tips or story ideas can be sent to Erika by email at email@example.com.
Stories by Erika Aguilar
USC and LAPD officials announced updated safety measures after two separate crimes near the school raised questions about security around campus.
Warrants were served at the home of L.A. county assessor John Noguez as part of an investigation into property tax reductions and campaign contributions.
The "Teardrop Rapist," wanted in connection to 28 sexual assaults, struck again late last year, police said on Tuesday. The LAPD are now reviving their investigation into the serial attacks.
The 17-year old minor allegedly involved in a burglary the night an unarmed black man was shot by Pasadena police will be in court on Tuesday.
An armed robbery and two murders of USC students have students, neighborhoods, and staff talking about safety around USC.
The incident happened a week after the USC campus was rocked by the shooting deaths of two USC students in what police believe was an attempted armed robbery.
Officials met with Chinese students on Monday to talk about safety on and off campus.
Little new info has surfaced about the Pasadena officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black teen.
The shooting death of two Chinese USC grad students has raised questions about how far off campus USC public safety officers should patrol.
USC is planning to announce an award for information leading to the suspect that killed two international graduate students Wednesday morning.
Early Wednesday morning, neighbors woke up to gunshots and police sirens — two sounds residents in that neighborhood haven't heard in a long time.
L.A. Police continue to search for the person who shot and killed two USC students early Wednesday while they sat in a car in the West Adams neighborhood.
Demonstrators rallied outside Pasadena City Hall Tuesday evening. They said that they're showing support for the family of Kendrec McDade.
FBI investigators will join the investigation into the Pasadena Police shooting of an unarmed black man on a Saturday almost two weeks back.
Los Angeles County’s Office of Independent Review has begun to examine a recent Pasadena police shooting of unarmed 19-year-old black man Kendrec McDade.