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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
Hundreds of people lined up for blocks in the blazing heat for an opportunity to hear the president speak on Thursday at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Long beach police say they are looking for a suspect who cursed at a Muslim woman and tore off her hijab during daylight hours in a parking lot.
Trade Tech is in the heart of urban Los Angeles, a campus serving large numbers of low income, minority and immigrant students.
John Tran — one of the youngest elected officials in the San Gabriel Valley — is sentenced for accepting a $38,000 bribe to help a Rosemead real estate developer.
The demonstration follows a pro-Israel rally last week that resulted in four arrests and a Federal Protective Service officer firing his weapon.
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell gains more endorsements in his run for L.A. County Sheriff including Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
A beating caught on tape is raising concerns about the amount of training CHP officers receive on how to handle suspects who may be suffering from mental illness
The commissioner of the CHP says he was shocked and concerned by video of one of his officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of an L.A. freeway.
Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are locked in hotly contested race that's expected to draw big money from super PACs in the November runoff.
The deal beefs up the overtime budget, but critics say Los Angeles can ill-afford to do so when it can't fill potholes.
Now that Bobby Shriver has accepted spending limits, so-called independent expenditure committees could play a major role in the race.
It's an example of how Los Angeles' mayor reaches outside of government to get help with the city's problems, a change from his predecessor.
Marijuana legalization advocates were hoping to follow Colorado and Washington, which legalized weed last year.
The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles already has raised more than $2 million, with "substantial commitments" for more, according to Garcetti spokesman Jeff Millman.
The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. How will this affect L.A.?