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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 nine-member civilian panel overseeing the L.A. County Sheriff's Department seeks to answer a critical question: Which issues should it tackle to influence change?
Some members of the civilian panel feel they're spreading themselves thin by trying to focus on too many issues at once.
Law enforcement arrested a man and his son and seized more than 20 kilos of cocaine at the Highland Park home that served as a daycare center.
The legislation would end automatic lifetime registration for sex offenders, regardless of the seriousness of the crime. Many in law enforcement support it.
The shooting occurred in June 2016 during heightened patrols in South LA by the department's elite Metropolitan Division.
To fight opioid overdoses, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell decides to equip deputies with a nasal spray that can halt overdoses.
The fee is a "barrier to justice," said one public defender. It isn't supposed to be charged if a person can't afford it, but it often is, according officials.
A confidential report says police used an airhorn and sirens to try to rouse a man and woman found unconscious in their car. It does not explain why police shot them.
Last year's fatal shooting of Kisha Michael, 31, and Marquintan Sandlin, 32, by Inglewood police sparked angry protests and questions about what exactly happened.
The shooting of Kisha Michael, 31, and Marqintan Sandlin, 32, in Inglewood sparked angry protests and left questions that remain unanswered.
The case involves a Lancaster couple shot as sheriff's deputies were looking for a parolee. The ruling makes it harder to sue when officers shoot the wrong person.
L.A. County sheriff's deputies opened fire on John Berry as he slowly backed his car towards them. The 31-year-old was unarmed and having a schizophrenic episode.
The Civilian Oversight Commission voted unanimously to urge the sheriff to release a wide swath of data, including narratives describing deputy-involved shootings.
Now that LA voters have decided they want more civilians on LAPD discipline panels by passing Measure C, the city council must figure out the details of how that will work.
The council voted Thursday to approve a $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. It calls for millions to cover services such as street and sidewalk repair, homelessness aid and police and fire protection.