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
Various protests all over Los Angeles are planned for Thursday afternoon as part of the "Blow The Whistle" campaign denouncing police brutality.
Los Angeles police will allow people to chalk up Pershing Square, where members of Occupy LA usually gather, during this week's Art Walk event.
Officials reserve comment on three widely publicized LAPD use of force arrests at this week's police commission meeting, but promise community meetings.
California education advocacy group calls attention to school suspensions and expulsions with report on the rate of suspensions.
In light of the death of a mother in police custody, LA County officials encourage parents to seek help if they have children they can longer care for.
The Office of Independent Review of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departments shows more deputies were fired last year than in any other year of the review.
LAPD announced Wednesday that the department will hold community meetings at various police divisions to discuss use of force investigations and review processes.
More than 750 firefighters are working the Williams Fire in the Angeles National Forest. Officials predict they could fully contain the fire by Thursday, Sept. 13.
Firefighters hope to take advantage of cooler temperatures, higher humidity and dying winds tonight to battle the fire still burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Two pieces of state legislation that passed during the final weeks of the session aim to strip money from convicted human traffickers made off victims.
A rash of home break-ins hits a small neighborhood pocket in the LAPD 77th Division area in South Los Angeles.
A woman under investigation for child endangerment died in the back of a patrol car in July, LAPD said Thursday. Five officers are under investigation.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced he is demoting the commander officer of the Foothill Division after video surfaced of two officers tackling a driver at a traffic stop.
The 400-pound black bear that had made itself comfortable all across Glendale is now hanging out in a temporary respite, awaiting a permanent home.
Tennis umpire Lois Goodman plead not guilty Wednesday to murder charges for allegedly bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug. A judge reduced her bail.