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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
This was the first case in which officers' body cams captured the fatal shooting of a suspect. It sparked angry protests over how the LAPD treats the mentally ill on Skid Row.
They allege excessive force. L.A. Sheriff's officials believe someone from a crowd that gathered after deputies killed 16-year-old Anthony Weber grabbed the gun the boy was allegedly carrying.
The L.A. Board of Supervisors creates a commission that will have a staff and investigative power and will report to the board, rather than to the probation department.
Before they arrested Joseph DeAngelo, information from genetic websites led investigators to a 73-year-old resident of an Oregon nursing home.
Investigators compared DNA collected from a crime scene to online genetic profiles and found a match: a relative of Joseph James DeAngelo.
Reports of sexual assault plummeted among Latinos in Trump's first months of office amid heightened rhetoric about mass deportations. The numbers are improving, the LAPD says, pointing to aggressive outreach.
McDonnell skipped a Saturday forum, leaving the stage to retired Commander Bob Lindsey and retired Lt. Alex Villanueva.
The Department of Justice says it needs more money to beef up the team seizing weapons from people who are prohibited from owning them.
The vacancies and a budget deficit have forced the sheriff to postpone plans to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cameras, according to agency officials. Here's why there are so many unfilled positions.
In California, relatively few law enforcement departments have civilian oversight. Where it is in place, nearly all are advisory.
A watchdog group is pushing for an initiative to do just that. But they face stiff opposition — even from some members of the Civilian Oversight Commission.
When State Sen. Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) introduced a bill Tuesday that would change the standard for when a police officer can shoot at a suspect, virtually nobody in law enforcement came to their support.
SB 1421 would end California's current prohibition on the release of information related to investigations into officer shootings and other serious uses of force.
Two members of the Gardena Police Department have been charged with illegally purchasing guns and selling about 100 firearms on the black market.
The L.A. Police Commission has reversed the LAPD's prohibition on the release of video of officer-involved shootings and other serious incidents.