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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
In a rare move, the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD decided three officers violated department policy in two separate shootings last year.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department occasionally conducts what it calls public trust surveys. This time, it's focusing on an area near where controversial shootings have occurred.
While the Department of Justice has called for more transparency after police shootings, the FBI has given few details about the fatal shooting of David Coborubio.
State residents were asked if racial profiling and excessive use of force by police are significant problems in the U.S. and in California.
Family members of David Coborubio say he was unarmed when he was shot by agents who stormed the home with a warrant for a neighbor.
The LAPD wants to hire liaisons as a comforting resource for the families of people shot by police. Despite the program's limits, one grieving mom supports the idea.
The man was shot after coming into contact with officers, but it's unclear what prompted the shooting. Police say Marcelo Luna was carrying a "bayonet-like" object.
A motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in South L.A. Tuesday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.
The call from Mark Ridley Thomas comes one week after the sheriff's department admitted a deputy killed an innocent black man in Compton.
Leroy "Lee" Baca pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he tried to thwart a federal investigation into brutality inside county jails.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department now says an unarmed black man killed by deputies in Compton last month was not involved in a carjacking.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has changed its policy to essentially ban sheriff's deputies from shooting at moving vehicles, unless another threat is present.
The charges include conspiring to obstruct justice and obstructing justice in connection with his department’s efforts to block a federal investigation into the jails.
Ezell Ford's family says justice has stalled two years after the 25-year-old's death. Meanwhile, the LAPD officers who shot Ford say they're in limbo, too.
Lee Baca opted to take his chances at trial rather than allow a federal judge to sentence him to up to five years in prison for lying to federal agents.