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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
Federal prosecutors want former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca to serve six months in prison. Defense attorneys argue his Alzheimer's and reformer legacy warrant a lighter sentence.
Lonnie Franklin Jr., who killed at least 10 women in South Los Angeles, has been sentenced to death. The so-called "Grim Sleeper" is one of L.A's most notorious killers.
Jurors must decide between the death penalty and life in prison for one of L.A.'s most prolific serial killers. Lonnie Franklin Jr. murdered at least ten women in South L.A.
The Board of Supervisors is expected on Tuesday to agree to pay $2.5 million to a man accidentally shot by sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood two years ago—adding to a $5 million settlement paid to the family of a man killed in the same incident.
In an unusual, move, L.A. prosecutors take testimony from a woman they say was attacked by the Grim Sleeper in the 1970s — before his killing spree.
Hillary Clinton is packing her schedule with appearances in California as the primary election nears. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump also have appearances scheduled in SoCal this week.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders admits he faces a "steep climb" in his bid for the Democratic nomination, but he hopes a victory in California will give him a shot at a contested convention.
Amid decisions by pharmaceutical companies to block the sale of lethal drugs to prisons, California officials look to other sources — including their own pharmacies.
Many family members of Lonnie Franklin Jr.'s victims are asking for the death penalty for the convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper."
Prosecutors arguing for the death penalty for Lonnie Franklin Jr. will introduce evidence this week that Franklin committed more murders than originally believed.
A Los Angeles jury has convicted Lonnie Franklin Jr., known as the "Grim Sleeper," in a string of gruesome killings of women in South Los Angeles.
Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized L.A. for decades, targeting mostly young black women. Prosecutors Tuesday described the murders in excruciating detail.
A grand jury indictment alleges that all three defendants participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy for the benefit of the shooter's sister-in-law.
At least 15 people ended up in the hospital this weekend from overdoses on Skid Row, raising fresh concerns about the relatively new drug called "spice."
It's a hefty 50 percent hike from the year before, with big payouts for deputy-involved shootings, use of force, and wrongful termination.