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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
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.
This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Deputy Nathan Gillespie said he shot Miguel Hernandez because he feared he was reaching for a gun. But officials say Gillespie failed to call for backup or take time to assess the situation.
Despite a recommendation from LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, former Officer Clifford Proctor won't be charged in the 2015 killing of an unarmed homeless man in Venice.
The suit says California is deliberately trying to obstruct immigration enforcement with these recently passed laws. Here's what they do.
The LAPD arrested more than 6,000 homeless people last year for misdemeanors like trespassing and drug offenses – even though the “guiding principle” in the mayor’s homeless strategy is “decriminalization.”
A federal monitor says the L.A. Sheriff's Department is not giving all inmates with serious mental health problems enough time out of their cells.
Few people have attended public meetings to tell city officials what they want to see in the new police chief. But commissioners say what they've heard is useful.
Until now, the LAPD has banned the release of body cam video - a policy sharply criticized as defeating their purpose of transparency and accountability. The new policy would release officer-involved shooting and other videos 45 days after the incident.
Compassion for the underserved. Respect for the homeless and for people with drug issues. These are some of the qualities people are seeking, according to the head of L.A.'s Police Commission.
The sheriff has 17 two-person teams that help deputies defuse situations. The oversight commission says he needs 60.