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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
Civil rights lawyers representing mentally ill former inmates say many of them end up homeless and back in jail within weeks or months.
Officer Ricardo Galvez was fatally shot at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in an apparent "botched robbery." Three suspects, including one juvenile, are in custody.
Five attackers may have been killed and more than 120 victims may have died in six deadly incidents in Paris, according to the city's prosecutor.
Police union leaders warn Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's effort to encourage less use of force could lead to officer deaths.
Police in Los Angeles County fatally shoot black people at triple their proportion in the population, an analysis by KPCC has found.
Law enforcement agencies aren't required to report data on police shootings, and few do.
One in four people shot by officers in L.A. County between 2010 and 2015 was unarmed, and only one LAPD officer during that time was fired for violating policy.
Most officers will go their entire career without shooting at anyone. Among the shootings that took place during the five years KPCC reviewed, many involved life-saving acts of bravery.
The officers exited the vehicle and shot a suspect, who died at the scene. Police have yet to determine what broke the window, and no firearm was recovered.
The move comes amid a national outcry over police shootings, and officials hope equipping officers with the weapons will reduce the probability of lethal force.
A new study by the Public Policy Institute of California found that even as the state's prison population has dropped dramatically, spending on corrections went up.
Attorneys representing former L.A. County jail inmates who are mentally ill argue landmark federal reforms fall short, failing to help people as they exit county jails.
Police officials say it's tricky shooting at a moving car from the air, as a San Bernardino Sheriff's deputy did Friday. The still unidentified man died.
LA County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a carjacking suspect who led authorities on a chase, then took hostages inside Chris & Pitts barbecue in Downey.
Austin Losorelli was the son of an LAPD Lieutenant, who had been advised by a Sheriff's official that his mentally ill child would be safer behind bars.