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
Five Los Angeles war veterans clear their criminal record through a special veterans court and after months of mental and drug rehabilitation classes.
A man found carrying a suitcase of weapons at LAX was denied bail after prosecutors said he was a flight risk and that evidence showed an interest in sexual violence.
“My client was not the cause of the violence in the Middle East. Clearly it was pre-planned and that was just an excuse and trigger point to have more violence."
A Southern California man goes on federal trial this week on federal drug trafficking charges for operating three medical marijuana dispensaries.
L.A. County Supervisors will get an analysis in three weeks on what it will take to establish an inspector general position to oversee the Sheriff's Department.
The man behind the making of the film that sparked riots throughout the Middle East is has been jailed after violating the terms of his parole.
The ACLU of Southern California releases its annual jails report Wednesday, declaring that Sheriff's jail deputies targeted inmates' heads with repeated strikes.
Family of man shot by Downey police wants the LA County District Attorney to file charges against the officer that killed the unarmed man who was mistakenly thought to be a suspect in a robbery.
Authorities warn people to hide high priced smartphones when riding public transit or walking around in public. There's been a spike in cell phone thefts.
While the federal Census survey number paint a picture of slow economic growth, in California residents experienced lower incomes and increasing poverty.
A report from the Department of Justice shows that there are fewer children now living in violent homes than 18 years ago. Behavioral scientists and educators have studied how trauma and violence affects students' learning abilities.
The professional tennis umpire accused of killing her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup will have to submit to a DNA test. Her lawyers lost a bid to block.
At the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention in Los Angeles, business owners talk economy, politics - and the culture of the Latino marketplace.
Coptic Christian church in Anaheim celebrates 15th anniversary despite violent Mideast protests over an anti-Muslim movie made in California by Coptic Christian.
The family of Jonathan Cuevas, 20, shot and killed by an LA County Sheriff's deputy released to the media surveillance video of the shooting.