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
Los Angeles County’s Office of Independent Review has begun to examine a recent Pasadena police shooting of unarmed 19-year-old black man Kendrec McDade.
A 911 call misled police to believe 19-year old unarmed black man Kendrec McDade had a gun, leading to police shooting and killing him. Here's how it played out.
A lawsuit against Pasadena and its police department alleges civil rights violations and wrongful death.
Pasadena police handed the caller whose call led to police shooting an unarmed teen over to immigration, but he's now been released pending criminal proceedings.
The 911 caller accused of making a false armed robbery report to Pasadena police is in the country illegally, ICE officials said Monday.
The two Pasadena police officers who shot and killed Kendrec McDade did not have their patrol car lights or sirens on when they approached the unarmed teen.
Police say a false report of an armed robbery is partly to blame for a cop shooting and killing an unarmed teen.
Police arrested the 911 caller who reported the alleged armed robbery that led to 19-year-old Kendrec Lavelle McDade being killed by police.
An L.A. law enforcement oversight group is investigating a Pasadena police shooting that killed an unarmed black man when he went to reach for his waistband.
Councilman Parks has joined the chorus of those who say they’ve waited too long for an arrest in the death of a black 17-year-old in Florida.
A rally dubbed the "Million Hoodie March,was held in downtown L.A. Monday in support of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed in Florida.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Mexico Friday for a weekend visit to the historically Catholic country. The Pope denounced the country's drug-related violence.
Protesters rallied at South L.A.'s Leimert Park Thursday night, calling for the arrest of the man who shot and killed a 17-year-old black teenager in Florida.
The pope arrives in Mexico Friday. It's been a decade since any pope has visited the Catholic-dominated country. He'll visit one of Mexico's most conservative states.
Officials of a Muslim center in the city of Lomita want to renovate and expand their mosque. Members of the congregation are arguing that Lomita is discriminating.