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
“It was very cowardly the way they did it,” a police officer said, explaining that the suspects waited until the officers had turned their backs to attack.
A Beaumont woman left blind by police pepper spray says she will take the next step toward filing a civil lawsuit.
A 17-year-old boy admits to his involvement in a burglary and theft that led to the fatal police shooting of Kendrec McDade in Pasadena in March.
A Canoga Park man who scammed businesses and immigrants looking for work visas will not serve any prison time.
This week, the L.A. City Council could put an end to “bombing,” an extreme style of skateboarding where skaters shoot down hills at top speed.
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.