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
Gang Member Pedro Espinoza, convicted of killing Los Angeles High School football star Jamiel Shaw, Jr., will not testify in his sentencing hearing.
Police took into custody a man suspected of killing two USC students, as well as another man believed to be involved in the killings.
The sentencing phase trial continues this week for a gang member convicted of killing a Los Angeles High School football standout four years ago.
Pasadena’s police chief said he’s investigating two officers on accusations that they intimidated suspects and witnesses.
The federal government released more details Monday on how law enforcement can obtain permission to use unmanned drones.
The federal government will release guidelines for how police departments and first-responders can use small drones.
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.