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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 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Tuesday described his trip to Copenhagen for the United Nations climate change conference as a productive one.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday set bail at $10 million for an LAPD detective accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend's wife more than 23 years ago.
Los Angeles is set to open the first training academy in the nation for ex-gang members turned intervention workers.
Passions ran hot Wednesday as the Los Angeles City Council once again debated new regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries.
The leader of the union that represents Los Angeles city firefighters blames budget cuts for two recent deaths. The charge arises as the union negotiates a new contract with the city.
Los Angeles Police officials Tuesday promised to improve purchasing procedures after an audit found the department bungled millions of dollars in purchases.
Los Angeles considered a proposal to create a first-of-its kind training academy for gang intervention workers. The Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved the plan on Monday.
The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal that would require microchipping dogs and cats people take home from city animal shelters.
The City of Burbank has hired a former federal prosecutor to help reform its police department. Last month, the police chief announced his resignation amid allegations of discrimination and bias.
The new medical marijuana rules in Los Angeles will cap the number of pot dispensaries in the city at 70. But 137 will be allowed to do business under the L.A. City Council's revamped regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Pot shop owners across Los Angeles are closely watching the City Council Tuesday. It’s expected to vote today on a new ordinance that would regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, and limit their numbers. Two pot shop owners spoke with KPCC during a break in council deliberations on the issue recently.
The budget crisis in Los Angeles may force the city’s police department to cancel January classes for new recruits.
Voters in the eastern San Fernando Valley go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new representative on the Los Angeles City Council. The result may not depend on the candidates, but on one of the biggest independent expenditure campaigns in city history.
Thursday's ceremonial swearing-in of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck assembled the department’s diehard defenders, and its toughest critics. That reflects what many people regard as one of Beck’s most important talents.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Friday presides over his first class of graduates from the police academy. His 23-year-old son Martin Beck is one of them. (Audio: Martin Beck spoke with KPCC’s Frank Stoltze.)