Ben Poston

Writer

Ben Poston is the assistant data editor at the Los Angeles Times. A native of Springfield, Ohio, he worked on “Behind the Badge,” a series that detailed the flawed hiring practices by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He also worked on an investigation that found the Los Angeles Police Department routinely misclassified violent crime data. Prior to working at The Times, he was the data editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Recent Articles

  • Crashes kill three in southern L.A. County

    Crashes kill three in southern L.A. County

    Three people were killed in unrelated traffic accidents Saturday on freeways in southern Los Angeles County, authorities said. A man walked onto the 91 Freeway near Avalon Boulevard in Carson around 7:16 p.m. Saturday and was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to California Highway Patrol...

  • L.A. voters just showed how frustrated they really are over traffic

    L.A. voters just showed how frustrated they really are over traffic

    Few people were more vocally opposed to a new transportation tax in Los Angeles County than Carson Mayor Albert Robles. For months, Robles warned that Measure M gave the South Bay short shrift on transit and highway spending. He even backed a lawsuit over the ballot language. But his constituents...

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