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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
Sheriff Jim McDonnell says it would benefit the public and his deputies to release videos - unless they involve an ongoing investigation or a violation of privacy.
L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants the Board of Supervisors to approve a $55 million-a-year plan to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cameras.
The California Supreme Court said the massive amounts of data collected by license plate reader programs cannot be kept secret by police.
Jonathan Salcido's family is filing a legal claim, alleging officers "brutally killed" him after his mother sought help getting him to a psychiatric hospital.
The Trump administration Monday lifted President Obama's restrictions on which military surplus police and sheriffs can receive. The L.A. Sheriff is mulling his options.
With Gov. Brown throwing his weight behind "cost-effective and fair" reform, advocates hope to change a system that they say discriminates against poorer defendants.
The report says Sheriff Jim McDonnell's department needs to dramatically increase the number of special teams that deal with people with mental illness.
The LAPD is asking the Police Commission to approve a one-year pilot program for a camera-equipped drone to be deployed in certain situations.
If approved by the police commission, the LAPD would fly a seven-and-a-half foot drone in similar situations during a one-year pilot program.
Violent crime ticked up, property crimes fell, and the rate at which cops solved crimes went down, according to the state attorney general's annual report on crime.
The LAPD killing of Snell sparked angry protests, prompting Chief Charlie Beck to release video of him running with a gun right before he was killed.
Los Angele County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn want a Blue Ribbon panel to examine how recent sentencing reforms have affected public safety.
The case is the latest in a series of payouts involving a deputy shooting at a moving car, which is generally against sheriff department policy.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday local police and sheriffs must help deport unauthorized immigrants or they will not be eligible for crime-fighting grants.
As the L.A. Police Commission ponders ending its ban on the release of body cam videos, cops weigh in on the value of the "silent witness."