Annie Gilbertson

Investigative Reporter

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Annie Gilbertson is an investigative reporter and host of KPCC’s podcast “Repeat.” She covers the justice system and has committed more than two years to in-depth reporting on police shootings.

Annie co-created “Repeat,” which traces a string of deputy shootings in South Los Angeles and asks how officers with multiple shootings are held accountable. The podcast reached more than 1 million downloads and sparked an inspector general investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the largest sheriff’s department in the nation. After her reporting on officer shootings for KPCC’s investigative series Officer Involved, the department tightened its use of force policy.

Annie joined KPCC in 2013 as an education reporter covering Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district. Annie was a national finalist for a 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors award for her year-long investigation into L.A. Unified’s problem-plagued effort to equip every student with an iPad. Her reports contributed to the cancellation of the contract, the resignation of the superintendent and the launch of an FBI investigation.

Annie is a Southern California native; she grew up in Huntington Beach.

Stories by Annie Gilbertson

California turns to private firm to run new mental hospital

Facing a statewide bed shortage, a consortium of counties Is hiring a private corrections company to set up and run a new state psychiatric facility.

Protesters gather after police fatally shoot man in South LA

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that came at the end of a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle.

Dueling narratives about 14-year-old shot by the LAPD

Some talk of a bright, quiet, respectful boy. Others see a gang member who carried a gun. An anti-gang worker says many arm themselves out of fear.

LA sheriff essentially bans deputies from shooting at moving cars

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has changed its policy to essentially ban sheriff's deputies from shooting at moving vehicles, unless another threat is present.

Firefighter's families weather long wildfire seasons

"Hotshot" firefighters work for weeks away from family during the dry months. “Sometimes I don’t even recognize him because he is covered in smoke and dirt," one wife said.

Police killings prompt rappers to organize for peace

Snoop Dogg and Compton rapper, The Game, are just the latest artists to use their celebrity to call attention to the rash of police violence.

To trim backlog, state mulls more mental health beds in Norwalk

The proposal is designed to alleviate a growing waiting list for psychiatric beds at Metropolitan State Hospital. The backlog in May reached more than 600.

Brown's revised budget reflects more austerity

The governor released his revised 2016-2017 budget proposal in Sacramento. This comes as California's projected tax revenues for April fell by $1 billion.

2015 saw surge in LA sheriff's deputies shooting at cars

L.A. County sheriff's deputies shot into moving cars eight times in 2015—a practice discouraged as "dangerous" by department policy. Sheriff Jim McDonnell promises changes.

Shooting at cars is a bad idea. So why do LA deputies still do it?

While LAPD officers have largely stopped shooting into moving cars, LA County sheriff's deputies have continued the practice despite policy changes.

Tracking lawmakers' promise of drug treatment over prison

Thousands of people left prison after Prop 47 reduced punishments for drug and other low-level offenses, but prison savings earmarked for drug treatment are on shaky ground.

San Bernardino shooting: First responders were outgunned

The December 2nd shooting highlights a need for more safety equipment and weapons, San Bernardino police officials said Tuesday.

LAPD Taser use up, but only effective half the time

The revelation that LAPD Tasers only worked half the time in 2015 comes as the department is pushing to equip all officers with the weapon.

LA District Attorney: County neglects homeless mentally ill

L.A. County's top law enforcement official was reacting to this week's striking report revealing one in three people shot by LAPD cops in 2015 showed signs of mental illness.

1 out of every 3 people LAPD shot was mentally ill

Last year saw a sharp increase in the number of people with mental illness shot at by Los Angeles Police officers, according to department figures released Tuesday.