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 to start collecting info on people shot by police

It's a significant change to the way officer-involved shootings and other uses of force are tracked--but does not include collecting information on the officers themselves.

San Bernardino attacker visa scrutinized by fed lawmakers

The fiancé visa that allowed one of the San Bernardino attackers to live in the United States is under scrutiny by federal lawmakers.

Enrique Marquez, friend of San Bernardino shooter, arrested on federal charges

Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection with this month's mass shooting in San Bernardino. Enrique Marquez faces three federal charges.

What changes now that FBI will collect officer-involved shooting data

A Federal Bureau of Investigation official pledged Tuesday to expand data collection on officer-involved shootings. But details are up in the air.

Officer Involved: Get the data behind the stories

The data cover details on why police shot 375 people in L.A. County. It's the first publicly available dataset of its kind in Southern California.

LA police commission: Officer-involved shootings double

The new president of the Police Commission released new police shooting statistics Tuesday and asked for an analysis of how the department compares to other big cities.

Officer Involved: The black box of police shooting investigations

Law enforcement agencies aren't required to report data on police shootings, and few do.

Officer Involved: Unarmed and dangerous?

One in four people shot by officers in L.A. County between 2010 and 2015 was unarmed, and only one LAPD officer during that time was fired for violating policy.

Officer Involved: A call for help

Some of the most troubling police shootings in L.A. County involved people in mental health crisis.

Deputies shoot carjacker after restaurant standoff in Downey

LA County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a carjacking suspect who led authorities on a chase, then took hostages inside Chris & Pitts barbecue in Downey.

What would you want most in the next LAUSD superintendent?

Los Angeles Unified leaders struggle to improve the education of hundreds of thousands of students. Vote in our poll on what attributes in the new superintendent would most matter to you.

$8-billion LAUSD budget approved by board shores up operations

L.A. Unified is using a $800 million funding increase to pay for costs deferred during the recession. Advocates say not enough is going to students in need.

LAUSD budget plan calls for cuts in preschool seats

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines is proposing to cut the preschool program by a third over the next couple of years.

School police debate turns raucous at LAUSD hearing

As the discussion on police shootings grows nationwide, advocates say South L.A. students don’t feel safe around school police officers with guns.

LAUSD looks to summer classes to boost graduation

Many Los Angeles Unified students will spend the next month cramming in college-prep classes as the district attempts to help them meet higher graduation standards.