Results tagged “Annie Gilbertson”

LA's Fight Against Sex Trafficking Is Actually Hurting The Women It's Supposed To Help

Under initiatives intended to fight trafficking, authorities are ensnaring female sex workers. Those arrests leave them with a modern-day scarlet letter that makes it difficult for them to secure housing, find a job and more.

California Cops Are Withholding Public Records Despite New Law Saying They Can't

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva acknowledged earlier this year that public records requests were 'stacking up.'

Annie Gilbertson, Investigative Reporter

I'm an investigative reporter and host of KPCC's podcast "Repeat."

The Fight To Get Public Records From LA County's Sheriff

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department holds tremendous power to accuse and arrest and is responsible for the wellbeing of those in its jail system, the largest in the nation. Here's what happened when we asked for records about those activities.

Downey Police Union Seeks To Destroy Officer Records

The Downey Police Officer's Association has taken an aggressive strategy, asking the court to order Downey to destroy records older than five years.

LA Judge Deals Blow To Police Unions' Suing To Keep Records Secret  

A Los Angeles County judge dealt a significant blow to efforts by police unions trying to block the release of records of their members past conduct.

Police Unions Fight To Block Public From Officer Records. California Newsrooms Fight Back

Even as a new law went into effect to open up long sealed records, a law firm representing police unions quietly mounted a coordinated challenge. They argue the law doesn't apply retroactively.

Police Responded Immediately To Chaotic, Confusing Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar -- Then Slowed

Officers arrived within minutes of reports of a shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. A speedy response is considered critical in mass shootings. But after one their own was shot at the scene, everything slowed down as authorities changed tactics.

Thousand Oaks Shooter's Health Frayed In College, Roommate Says

Ian David Long was a decorated veteran who served a tour in Afghanistan. On Wednesday night, Long walked into the Borderline Bar and Grill armed with a handgun shortly after 11:20 p.m. and started shooting.

OC Jail Inmates On Hunger Strike Over 'Inhuman' Use Of Solitary

An inmate letter accuses the Orange County Sheriff's Department of keeping inmates in isolation cells for months and even years. The sheriff's department says it's not its policy to keep people in prolonged isolation. It's the second hunger strike over jail conditions this year.

While Making Opponents' Marital Affairs A Campaign Issue, John Cox Stays Mum On His Own

John Cox and his allies have attacked his opponents on the campaign trail for their marital infidelities. Court records show the Republican vying to be California's next governor faced accusations of his own during his divorce from his first wife.

People Thought She Would End Up On The Streets Or Locked Up. She Proved Them Wrong.

Smuggled from El Salvador as a child, Liliana "Patty" Flores survived abuse, foster care, gangs, drugs and lockup before deciding to turn her life around.

The Government Is Barred From Taping Attorneys' Talks With Inmates. So Why Is It Happening In SoCal?

A recent attorney-client recording operation involving an L.A. County prosecutor has prompted alarm about the scope of similar methods across the county.

Ex-LAPD Watchdog Claims He Was Fired For Watchdogging His Own Boss

James Willis says he was fired for blowing the whistle when his boss -- the LAPD Inspector General -- shared information with a reporter that Willis believed could hamper investigations or even endanger lives.

An Innocent Life Is Lost As LAPD Officers Make 'Split-Second' Decision In Trader Joe's Shootout

"These are no-win situations," Moore told reporters. "This is a heartbreaking reminder of the split-second decisions that officers must make every day."

LA Sheriff Probes Claim Of False Statements, Excessive Force In Deputy Shooting

The move comes after our investigation into the shooting of Tennell Billups, released earlier this year as the podcast "Repeat."

California Is One Of The Most Secretive States When It Comes To Police Conduct -- But A New Law May Change That

Much of the information about officer conduct is kept secret under California law, making it difficult to hold our law enforcement and elected officials accountable. It wasn’t always like this in California. Coroner’s inquests, sometimes televised, were once routine in L.A. County, offering the public direct access to the accounts of the officers involved in a fatal shooting as well as witnesses and evidence. So why has access to information about police conduct of all kinds - from shootings to internal findings of misconduct — been kept from the public?