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Public Safety Correspondent
Southern California has a long and troubled history when it comes to policing. I explore a continuing disconnect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, look at when reforms have worked and where and why tensions remain. I'm always examining whether justice is being served.
Stories by Frank Stoltze
The report by a leading criminal justice reform group says despite great strides in reducing the inmate population, California can do much more.
A federal jury says an Anaheim police officer used excessive force in shooting an unarmed gang member in 2012 — a death that sparked angry protests.
Five years later, the law to prevent sexual assaults in jails hasn't yet been fully implemented. Sheriff's officials say they're working as fast as they can.
SWAT will use the unarmed drone to track active shooters, armed barricaded suspects and hazardous materials, and in search-and-rescue operations, among other things.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to hire 32 forensic video specialists as part of his $55 million-a-year proposal to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cams.
Under the new policy, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will release police shooting video that isn't subject to any legal restrictions or is irrelevant to the event.
L.A. County's inspector general finds that Sheriff Jim McDonnell failed to reveal the extent to which his department cooperates with federal immigration agents.
Imagine your big sister buying you tickets to go hear your favorite country music stars in Las Vegas. Imagine the two of you getting split up as someone starts shooting.
An investigation by the CHP found then-L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Kamal Jannah was "grossly negligent" when he crashed into a Ford Explorer, killing two people in Palmdale.
After the civilian panel's 5-4 vote, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the department's lone unarmed drone "is too important as a public safety tool to ground the program."
The proposed facility would replace Men's Central Jail. Activists say jail is not the appropriate place to treat people with mental health problems.
The court-appointed monitor says in his bi-annual report that the Sheriff's Department may have underestimated how long it will take to substantially improve care.
The officer was speaking with the man outside the store when a confrontation broke out.
The court said the officers failed to prove Chief Charlie Beck discriminated against them because they were Latino and the man one of them shot was black.
Giancarlo Scotti, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting the women in the early morning hours after getting the women alone somewhere inside the lockup.