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

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.

Discord between public and Cudahy City Council highlights line between free speech and disrupting government business

Self-described "anti-illegal immigration" activists are expanding their protests of small city governments in South Los Angeles.

KKK leader: Anaheim PD rejected Klan's request for security

A Klan leader who was injured when his group brawled with counter-protesters says he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that."

Anti-immigration activists escalate protests in LA's Latino suburbs

Activists are turning up in L.A.'s heavily Latino southern suburbs, protesting policies they say are overly sympathetic to undocumented immigrants.

OC jail break: Alleged getaway driver's arraignment continued

Loc Ba Nguyen allegedly helped the three inmates escape the Orange County jail in January. If convicted, he faces more than five years in prison.

What the FBI might be looking for on San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The FBI continues to pressure Apple to help them hack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s smart phone. What exactly could be on this device?

Grim Sleeper trial: Prosecution opens with graphic photos

L.A. County prosecutors opened the trial against Lonnie Franklin Jr. by projecting a string of gruesome crime scene and autopsy photographs.

Can Baca’s guilty plea restore the Sheriff’s Department’s reputation?

An FBI investigation into alleged inmate abuse and a cover-up in the LA jails left the sheriff's department with a tattered reputation - is it being repaired?

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca pleads guilty to federal charges

Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators looking into abuses in county jails. More than a dozen officials and deputies have been swept up in the probe.

Rising crime causes anxiety, speculation in Long Beach

The residents of Long Beach are experiencing a double-digit boost in robberies and thefts. It’s one of many California cities posting an increase in crime in 2015.

CA schools freed from costly after-school tutoring mandate

Funds remain earmarked for struggling students from low-income families, but the new flexibility is expected to cripple the private tutoring industry.

Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack pleads not guilty

Enrique Marquez Jr., 24, faces a possible maximum sentence of 50 years. A key charge alleges he conspired to provide material support to terrorists.