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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
The number peaked this week - a violent one where law enforcement officers at agencies across Los Angeles County fatally shot six people by Friday afternoon.
The suspect, a 38-year-old Caucasian male, has been identified, but his name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles coroner's office.
An officer investigating vandalism in Mid-Wilshire shot a man with a skateboard after a struggle. A neighbor said he witnessed the shooting and thought it was excessive.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says shorter prison sentences and increases in homelessness and gang activity are possible reasons for the surge in 2015's first six months.
Walter DeLeon remains in critical condition more than two weeks after being shot in the head by an LAPD officer. The agency won't name the shooter's partner.
In light of public concern over police shootings, all 10,000 officers will be trained on de-escalating confrontations and approaching the mentally ill.
David Ryu is only the second Asian-American ever to serve on the Los Angeles City Council. He will replace termed-out former Councilman Tom LaBonge.
Walter William DeLeon was shot and critically wounded by an LAPD officer along Los Feliz Boulevard June 19. His family has called the shooting unjustified.
The plot thickens in the federal investigation into LA County jails, with the once powerful former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka blaming his old boss for any wrongdoing.
A federal jury found two deputies and a sergeant guilty on Wednesday in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo.
Walter DeLeon, 48, was critically injured after he was shot in the head by police on Los Feliz Boulevard. The officer who fired at him previously worked as an officer for the city’s General Services Department, police said.
The LAPD's Community Safety Partnershp in the Watts housing projects have officers committing to five years of walking foot beats and building relationships.
Eileen Decker will oversee all federal prosecutions for a wide swath of Southern California, including investigations into corruption at L.A. County jails and potential criminal wrongdoing over L.A. schools' iPad contract.
An LA police commission ruling in the shooting of an unarmed mentally ill black man was a mixed finding, and the muted reaction to it underscores how LA differs from other cities.
The mother of an unarmed man shot and killed by LAPD officers is relieved one of the officers' actions were found to be improper and now calls on the District Attorney to file charges.