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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories by Erika Aguilar
The newly formed boys football team is one place where the 'hood you live in, the color you wear, or the street you're from doesn't matter.
Shoppers beware of car burglar thieves and distracted or reckless drivers this holiday shopping weekend to stay safe and victimless.
About a hundred inmates serving time in L.A. County jails are now certified to fight wildland fires with the county's fire department as part of a new program.
There have been more so-called "high round" LAPD officer-involved shootings so far this year than in any year since 2007.
An autistic man who cannot communicate goes missing in downtown L.A. while on his first day with an adult care group.
The family of a man shot and killed by two L.A. Sheriff's deputies want the FBI to investigate because they say investigators tried to pressure witnesses to change their story about what happened.
After a five-month investigation, L.A. police arrested a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy who has been charged with the murder of a Sylmar man shot and killed in June.
L.A. County Coroner says an 89-year old man who was punched on a bus died from natural causes and not from the assault.
A man pleaded not guilty to rape and other charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled woman riding a Metro bus.
Family and friends attended the sentencing hearing for the driver who hit and killed activist and cyclist Alan Deane in a crash in Pasadena on Sept. 21, 2011.
Tenants in LA public housing projects would be prohibited from drinking alcohol outside their units or in the common areas of the complex.
An autopsy report could establish whether an 89-year old man died from injuries sustained during an assault that happened on a Metro bus in October.
A tip led authorities straight to the house of a man suspected of raping a mentally ill woman while on a Metro bus.
A man arrested last month at LAX who allegedly carried a smoke grenade in his luggage pleaded not guilty to new charges that he made false statements to authorities.
Mark Basseley Youssef, central in making controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," was sentenced to a year in prison with 4 years supervised release.