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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
L.A. County's inspector general tells the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission that jail inmates appear to be harming themselves more often lately.
For the third time in a month, the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent has secured the release of a man it argued was wrongfully convicted.
The new policy requires LAPD cops to try a series de-escalation tactics, when possible, to try to avoid shooting people.
In an effort to reduce the number of officer involved shootings, LAPD is expected to roll out new "use-of-force" policies. KPCC's Frank Stoltze joins Take Two
The agreement compels the Sheriff's Department to implement a wide range of reforms. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of all such agreements.
A 2015 agreement was designed to reform deputies' behavior after the Justice Department found they had engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional misconduct.
The LA Times reported this week that arrests are way down throughout California.
The move follows a federal investigation of the Sheriff's Department that led to the indictment of numerous deputies and the conviction of former Sheriff Lee Baca.
The LAPD generally prohibits the release of all video from cameras worn by officers and mounted inside patrol cars. The public is invited to suggest policy changes.
After two days of deliberations, a jury found former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying.
The series of deaths worries jail watchdogs, given past documentation of widespread inmate neglect in the jails, which led to federal monitoring.
L.A. County supervisors could change the bail system so that inmates would be released based on their criminal history and risk to the community, not on their ability to pay a set amount.
Immigration agents arrested Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez on Feb. 28, after he dropped one of his daughters off at school. He's been living in the U.S. for 25 years, according to his attorney.
Officer Kevin Ferguson has been on the force less than four years. Meantime, a KPCC analysis found off-duty officers are more likely to be charged with a crime than on-duty cops.
For years, immigration agents have identified themselves as “police” during raids. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer wants them to stop, as President Trump plans more deportations.