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
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.
Two LAPD officers are under internal investigation after being accused of using bodily force during a traffic stop that was caught on video.
The Metro Blue Line train collided with a Metro bus at San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard. The bus then knocked down a traffic signal.
In the wake of recent bear sightings around Southland cities, experts plan to hold a seminar on bears and urban areas Saturday evening.
Pepperdine University president's son was arrested on the private Malibu campus Thursday for allegedly threatening his parents and on suspicion of carrying a gun.
The homeless man who allegedly broke into rapper-actor LL Cool J's home is charged with first degree burglary and faces a third strike under California's Three Strikes Law.
The FBI and local law enforcement agencies made major arrests after early morning drug raids in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas.
The California Innocence Project is asking the Attorney General to back off and allow a man whose conviction has been overturned by a federal judge to be released.
Federal building management officials hope to build a new courthouse in downtown, but critics say the $400 million project isn't necessary.
The mother and friends of Samuel Michel, 25, hope a $50,000 reward will bring more clues as to who murdered Michel on April 10th and why.
Los Angeles police says car thieves are breaking into vehicles in the Studio City area to steal airbags for after-market resale.
Cerritos could be the next city to ban registered sex offenders from parks. Since last year, the Orange County District Attorney as pushed cities to pass such ordinances.
Many Los Angeles-area students start school three weeks earlier this year, forcing parents to start shopping and schools to cool classrooms.