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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
Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich wants “Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor” to be his official job title on the ballot when he runs for district attorney.
A federal judge ruled on Friday to allow a lawsuit made by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to proceed.
A big winner was Councilman Jose Huizar, who will now represent most of wealthy downtown.
The report is the first since two investigators were permanently assigned to the Probation Department in 2010 amid allegations of excessive use of force at juvenile halls and probation camps.
The commission voted 4-1 for a contentious proposal that would soften consequences for some unlicensed drivers who get their cars towed or impounded.
The union that represents rank-and-file LAPD officers is seeking to block Chief Charlie Beck’s more lenient car impound policy for unlicensed drivers.
The new map will be considered by the City Council next month, but it has already drawn fire from various groups, including activists and council members.
California's realignment seems to be going as planned, but the Legislative Analyst's Office cautions that counties lack systems to keep track of their progress.
Redistricting has landed the two incumbent Democrats in the same San Fernando Valley district, touching off one of the hottest Congressional races in the country.
Democratic California U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer endorsed Howard Berman Tuesday over fellow Democrat Brad Sherman as they fight over a new congressional district.
Complicating the race: Both are influential Jewish politicians whose constituencies overlap.
Newt Gingrich says he'll soon be the front-runner again, and that California may play a key role in the battle for the Republican nomination for president.
Philip Browning assumed the role of director of L.A. County's Department of Children and Family Services Tuesday. He'll be the 4th director in less than two years.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen to chair this summer's Democratic National Convention, meaning he'll be a one of the event's featured speakers.
A plan to redraw city council districts in Los Angeles is stirring tension in Koreatown.