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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 L.A. County district attorney is an enormously important position in the criminal justice system: The office prosecutes 60,000 murders, rapes, public corruption and other felonies a year. That person also has influence over statewide crime policies. A candidate must garner more than half the vote Tuesday to avoid a November run-off. Analysts have said a run-off is likely.
The two Democrats were redistricted into the same San Fernando Valley district by a commission that was hoping to create a new Latino district. But the result is one of the hottest political races in the country.
Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is scheduling no new events in his campaign for district attorney after his mother was hospitalized.
The wide-ranging investigation into Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez took another turn Monday with the arrest of a former appraiser from his office.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council has announced that the LAPD’s anti-terrorism bureau has agreed to change the way it handles suspicious activity.
A former commander says deputies were often left unsupervised.
The federal government scored another victory Friday in a high profile case against one of Southern California’s most violent gangs.
A win would make BongHwan Kim the city's first Asian-American councilman in 20 years. He is the general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
Obama has had an on-again off-again affair with Hollywood, but a massive fundraiser at George Clooney's on Thursday hoped to change that.
The Los Angeles City Council is considering on Wednesday whether to ban the use of tents in city parks as they prepare to re-open City Hall Park.
The prominent clergy activist died last month after losing his battle with lung cancer. USC will be hosting a Saturday memorial for Williams.
A Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted a man of second-degree murder in a racially-motivated killing of a 14 year-old African American girl five years ago.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots, but the anniversary of a truce between black street gangs in Watts is getting much less media coverage.
Alarcon served on the city council in the 1990s and in the state Assembly and Senate.
Hours after a judge dismissed a criminal case against L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon, the DA's Office refiled its case.