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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 LAPD has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference Thursday to provide more details on the arrest of a former police mechanic on charges that he’s the infamous “Grim Sleeper” serial killer. Police arrested Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, outside his South L.A. home, where many neighbors described him as “friendly” and “sweet.”
Closing arguments begin today in a civil lawsuit brought by three journalists against the city of Los Angeles and its police department. Jurors in Superior Court will weigh whether to hold the LAPD responsible for physical and psychological injuries journalists claim took place in MacArthur Park during an immigration rally three years ago.
A civil lawsuit brought by three veteran journalists against the city of Los Angeles enters its second week Monday. The journalists, including KPCC's Patricia Nazario, say LAPD officers beat them up during an immigration rights march in MacArthur Park three years ago.
A lawyer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asserts that the mayor doesn’t need to report free tickets to ballgames and concerts — because attending them is part of his official duties.
The Center for Health Justice in Los Angeles has launched a the new program to assist the wives and girlfriends of current and former state prison inmates to avoid H.I.V. infection.
Los Angeles plans to add 125 police cameras at public housing projects across the city.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Tuesday blocked a vote on proposed changes at the problem-plagued Probation Department.
An annual report by the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review found a dramatic increase in the number of alcohol-related incidents that involves deputies.
A lawsuit brought in civil court by three veteran journalists struck by Los Angeles police officers during the 2007 MacArthur Park melee got under way Friday.
A new Los Angeles residential treatment facility for drug addicts and ex-cons is one bright spot in an otherwise sparse landscape of programs for men and women that society’s largely abandoned.
Pasadena named Santa Monica Deputy Chief Phillip Sanchez as its new chief of police Tuesday.
Los Angeles County Probation Chief Donald Blevins Monday said he'll speed up and consolidate investigations.
The Los Angeles Violence Intervention Training Academy Friday graduated its first class. The class included 27 former gang members now devoted to peacemaking in their neighborhoods.
The two candidates for the GOP nomination for California governor spent a weekend of intense campaigning before Tuesday's primary election. The race is the most expensive primary campaign ever, as Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner seek to win over the GOP faithful.
The future leader of the nation's most populous Roman Catholic archdiocese was welcomed Wednesday with standing ovations in a religious service marked by clear indications that support for immigrants will be a priority.