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 attorney representing the family of Kendrec McDade raises concerns and questions over new details revealed in the autopsy report.
19-year-old Kendrec McDade was described in the report as alert and "combative" before arriving at Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Lazarus was convicted in March of killing her ex-boyfriend's wife with three shots to the chest nearly 30 years.
Prosecutors have asked the court to sentence Pedro Espinoza to death for the alleged killing of Shaw almost four years ago.
A 14-year-old boy who allegedly shot and killed his father, a federal immigration agent, made his first court appearance on Monday in Compton.
A 14-year old boy who allegedly shot and killed his father in Carson last week will enter a plea in juvenile court on Monday.
Myron Chisem named as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot to death in his Carson home last night. His teen son has been arrested.
“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.